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Linda Plank Talking with Teens - Horse Behaviour and Safety OnlineJuly 2018

Story by: Jackie Bellamy-Zions

Teenagers from all over will be coming together July 23 to Aug 10 to talk about horses during Equine Guelph's, online course - Horse Behaviour and Safety! We are pleased to announce Linda Plank will be the guest speaker during week three.

Linda Plank and On Queue at Sprucehaven FarmLinda Plank has been involved in horses all her life. Not only is she an active competitor, Linda is very involved in the organizational aspect of her sport. Her past volunteer duties have included acting as Chair of the National Athlete Development Program for Equestrian Canada. She also was the National Young Riders Coordinator and the Coordinator of the Ontario Young Rider Program for over 10 years and is currently a Level 2 Technical Delegate in the Eventing discipline for Equestrian Canada. Linda and her husband run Sprucehaven Farm, a beautiful boarding, competition, training and breeding facility located in Mount Elgin, Ontario.

Register for the Horse Behaviour and Safety course for Youth and bring your questions!

Weeks one and two will cover:
• Horse Behaviour – Wild vs Stabled
• How Horses See and Hear
• Herd Behaviour – How Horses Interact with Each Other
• Horse Handling – Basic Safety Around Horses
• Rider/Helmet Safety
• Safe Trailering – Basics
• Fire Safety
• Safety around the Barn and Paddocks
• Returning from an Injury

Equine Guelph’s Horse Behaviour and Safety courseOur future equine industry stars have rave reviews for Equine Guelph’s Horse Behaviour and Safety course: "I learned new things that I can now apply to my barn routine and check for in my horse."

"This online course meant a lot to me, I got to meet other equestrians from across Canada, got to ask questions and it's awesome to be able to learn about what you love!"

For under $50 you can join the herd and go to the coolest online summer school for horse lovers!

Register for the Horse Behaviour and Safety online course at

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