About

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

I’m a student in Equine Studies at the University of Guelph with a keen interest in equine behaviour, welfare issues, and equitation science. This site is a space to share what I’m learning. It’s also a placeholder for my future practice. Read my Guiding Statement for Equine Welfare here.

What does l’écurie equine mean?

Écurie is the French word for a horse stable. No, this is not a website about stables, rather, it’s a site dedicated to what I’m learning in horse school. So why is it called the equine stable? Quite simply, I like the alliteration of the words écurie and equine, and the way écurie makes me think of the word curious. It’s also a nod to my French Canadian heritage.

A little bit more about me…

I’m originally from Ontario and currently live in Vancouver. Horses have been a part of my life from the very beginning. My mother always had at least one horse, until April 2016, when the last one passed away at the age of 36. She had had her since she was a foal, and being only a year apart in age, we grew up together.

Through the Equine Guelph courses, I have had the opportunity to dig deeper into a number of issues in the horse industry. With the knowledge and skills I am gaining, I aspire to foster the development of comprehensive riding and horsemanship programs that incorporate knowledge of horse behaviour, herd dynamics, and common welfare issues.

 

-Natalie

 

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