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Horse Hauling Course

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Update: the Horse Hauling course held in Beaumont, Alberta on April 15 had 38 people in attendence. The course was sponsored by the Alberta Trail Riders Association

To book a course in your area contact Jennifer Woods (403.684.3008) or Mikki Shatosky (403.932.1877)


Transporting your horse does not have to be a stressful event for you or your horse

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This interactive course was developed for recreational and performance horse owners and caregivers. The course covers:

  • trailer design
  • animal behaviour and handling
  • handler safety
  • biosecurity
  • horse comfort during transport
  • incident (accident) response
  • transport regulatory requirements for Canada
  • insurance requirements
  • manifests and horse permits

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The course was launched April 2010 in Gibbons, Alberta (media release).

Click here to view a short video on the horse hauling course at Canada's Equine Expo. 

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ABOUT THE TEAM

Jennifer Woods

Livestock Handling Specialist Jennifer Woods of Blackie, Alberta developed and delivers the Horse Hauling Course. She has extensive experience with cattle, horses, sheep, pigs, elk and bison and has an Animal Science degree from Colorado State University.

Jennifer has been developing and delivering courses to the livestock industry since 1988. She has certified Canadian universities for the Canadian Council on Animal Care and developed a livestock behavior and handling curriculum for colleges. Visit Jennifer's web site for more information on her courses and presentations.

Mikki Shatosky

Mikki is the project coordinator for the Horse Hauling Course. Her experience includes the development of numerous livestock handling training courses, programs and conferences. Mikki had a lead role in the development of Canada's Certified Livestock Transport (CLT) training program. She grew up on a large mixed farm outside of Lomond, Alberta.

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Initial funding for this project was provided by the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency.

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:21 )  

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