About

L'écurie (French for horse stable) me (French Canadian heritage) écurie (sounds like curious) alliteration (écurie/equine)

I love horses and I want to tell you everything I know about them!

I’m currently a student in Equine Studies at the University of Guelph with a keen interest in equine behaviour, welfare issues, and equitation science. I’m working toward the Diploma in Equine Studies and the Certificate in Equine Welfare.

This page is a space to share what I’m learning. It’s also a placeholder for my future practice. Of particular interest have been topics related to shoeing, blanketing, natural horsemanship, anthropomorphism, barrier frustration, imprint training, wobbler syndrome, learning theory, and pain recognition. Read my Guiding Statement for Equine Welfare here.

Horses have been a part of my life from the very beginning. Up until 2016, my mother always had at least one. The last one passed away at the age of 36. She had been adopted as a foal, and being only a year apart in age, we grew up together.

Courses completed

Functional Equine Anatomy · Equine Behaviour · Advanced Equine Behaviour · Equine Welfare · Equine Health & Disease Prevention · The Equine Industry

Upcoming certification

June 2018 – Certified Equine Massage Therapist

Other education

Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies, Honours Geography, University of Waterloo

Master’s in Environmental Studies, York University

 

Meet my childhood ponies, Patches & Flash.