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Working in the breeding industry

Who doesn’t love the sight of newborn foals frolicking in the pasture or stretched out across a patch of green grass, soaking in the warmth of the sun?  If you love everything related to foaling season – from genetic mapping, to breeding, to birth – then a job in equine reproduction and breeding farm management might be right for you.…

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Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on June 14, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Are resumes a thing of the past?

The old school resume is considered passe in many forward thinking industries and organisations. Creative thinking and "out of the box" approaches can be a major deal maker.  Modern day resumes are more than just a piece of paper with a chronological list of work experience, but, do these creative approaches work in the equine industry or are we behind the times?

 

Check out some of these creative CVs or Resumes for the…

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Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on May 28, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Can your barn job be Deadly?

Sometimes it is not the horse, but the horsepower that is a real danger on the farm or around the barn.

In 2010 alone, There were 22 work related deaths on Alberta farms in that year. Of the 22 fatalities, 19 were males, 12 were 60 or over, and 3 were children. Four incidents were electrocutions, and another four involved either baling or moving bales.  This number doesn't even come close to the number of work related injuries.   Do we take too much…

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Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on April 5, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Racetrack workers and WSIB – your questions answered.

Racetrack workers and WSIB - read our latest blog post – your questions answered. http://ow.ly/2budZ

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on July 28, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Resumes are SOOOO last year!!?

For my role here at HorseJobs.ca, I follow a lot of blogs and career newsletters. Seth Godin writes a wickedly good blog in regards to marketing and one of his posts really made me stop in my tracks.



Are resumés old fashioned and out of date?



Seth reflects on his time looking for interns and the barrage of cookie cutter resumés that he received. BORING! As a marketing guy in the marketing business he is attracted to out of the box thinking, ad sense and… Continue

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on January 12, 2010 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Horseless 4-H horse clubs a “virtual” reality!

Horseless 4-H horse clubs a “virtual” reality!

December 2009





Grand River Agricultural Society supports new partnership between 4-H Ontario and Equine Guelph to help create an online horse learning community















4-H Ontario and Equine Guelph recently announced a new partnership that will see the creation of a 4-H online horse learning community placed within the successful online learning environment developed by Equine Guelph. The… Continue

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on December 16, 2009 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas

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Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2010.

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on December 9, 2009 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

FEI Winners Announced!

FEI WINNERS ANNOUNCED:

At a glittering ceremony in Copenhagen on 19 November, five heroes of the equestrian world became the first recipients of the new FEI Awards.







Best Rider



Show jumper Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum of Germany received the Best Rider accolade.



“It’s a great honour for me to win this award, particularly as it’s the first time it’s been awarded. It’s an accomplishment every rider would consider very important, and it’s so nice to… Continue

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on November 20, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Employment Law tips for HorseJobs.ca members

We are grateful to have partnered with Willson Lewis LLC (www.willsonlewis.com) who now offer employment law tips to our members. Tips that are especially important for those us involved in the equine industry.



Catherine Willson is the founding partner of Willson Lewis LLP. For the past 20 years, Catherine has practised in civil litigation and more particularly, in the areas of construction law, commercial litigation, employment, family, and… Continue

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on November 20, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

NEW CANADIAN EQUINE SURVEY RELEASED

NEW!

A brand new Canadian survey was released today to gather vital information about current resources available to equestrians like you.

HorseJobs.ca has proudly joined with Equine Guelph and other equine industry leaders to promote the changing needs of our industry and now YOU have a chance to make your voice heard.



The survey is open to ANYONE involved in the equine… Continue

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on October 13, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Performance Horse Handler Certificate - NEW FOR 2010

This is great news!



University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus Partners with REACH in Clinton to Deliver New Equine Training Certificate Ridgetown, September 10, 2009



The University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus is excited to announce that it will be partnering with the Regional Equine and Agricultural Centre of Huron (REACH) to deliver a new Performance Horse Handler Certificate at the REACH facilities in Clinton.

The new two-semester Performance Horse Handler Certificate… Continue

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on September 21, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

New horse stall cleaning study results revealed

A change in your approach to horse stall cleaning might result in improved air quality in the stable, report researchers from Georg-August University of Göttingen, in Germany.



Researchers measured the air quality in the stable with different bedding types (wheat straw, wood shavings and straw pellets) and mucking out regimens. The experiments were carried out in an enclosed, roofed stable with five box stalls housing two warmblood mares with foals and two warmblood riding… Continue

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on September 11, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

STOP THE PRESS: Job Satisfaction doesn't come in a pay cheque

Finances are tight and the world economy is putting pressure on every business out there to do "more with less".

Employees are your most important asset and should be compensated accordingly, but sometimes giving a raise is just not possible.

It may come as a shock to you to find out that most employees desire more than just a paycheque in order to make them happy. In fact the number one thing that employees wanted the most was RESPECT AND COMMUNICATION (it was a tie) and guess what?… Continue

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on September 7, 2009 at 4:27pm — 4 Comments

"Employment, starting salaries, and educational indebtedness of year-2009 graduates of U.S. veterinary colleges."

The results of an annual survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reveal an economic mixed bag when it comes to what new veterinary graduates encountered in 2009.



The survey results appear in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association in a Sept. 1, 2009, article entitled, "Employment, starting salaries, and educational indebtedness of year-2009 graduates of U.S. veterinary colleges."



"There's good news, and there's not-so-good… Continue

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on September 3, 2009 at 11:56pm — No Comments

Is there an unsung hero at YOUR barn? Vote for the FEI BEST GROOM AWARD today!

VOTE FOR OR NOMINATE YOUR BEST GROOM TODAY!



The hunt is on for the BEST GROOM.



The FEI Awards have been created to put a spotlight on the men, women, youngsters who have selflessly contributed to the progress and excellence of equestrian sport.



This is YOUR first ever opportunity to make your nominations from the categories below:

* BEST GROOM

* AGAINST ALL ODDS

* RISING STAR

* DEVELOPMENT

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Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on August 26, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Equine Canada and University of Guelph create a partnership to benefit students

Equine Canada Enters Into Dynamic Partnership with University of Guelph

August 4, 2009 - Equine Canada is very pleased to announce its new partnership with the University of Guelph Kemptville Campus (UGKC) during the upcoming fall 2009 and spring 2010 semesters.



This unique collaboration will provide an educational opportunity to equine students at the UGKC by developing course material that provides insight and practical applications in areas such as athlete selection and… Continue

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on August 24, 2009 at 5:31pm — No Comments

How storm proof is YOUR barn?

We had a series of severe thunder storms here in Ontario last night. The thunder and lightening were spectacular - we had quite a light show and it reminded me of our days living in Florida during hurricane season.



The weather is an unpredictable force to be reckoned with and it is up to us to be prepared as we can be.



A ounce of preparation NOW can mean a ton less worry and panic later.



Top Ten…

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Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on August 21, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A day in the life of....

As a young girl, I had a dream to work with horses - I spent countless hours at the local riding school working as payment for my lessons. (although I would have worked for FREE but don't you dare tell them that!) We at HorseJobs.ca are planning a series on "a day in the life of.." and are focusing on the stories of riders like YOU who have worked your way through the horse industry.



Tell us your story, about the work you do and your journey, for a chance to win a HorseJobs.ca cooler… Continue

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on August 11, 2009 at 11:06pm — 3 Comments

Kentucky Horse Council Standards for Equine Care - A guide to keeping healthy horses?

The Kentucky Horse Council (www.kentuckyhorse.org) recently developed an eight page educational guide called Minimum Standards for Equine Care in Kentucky.



The guide is a free resource offered for educational purposes to horse owners, potential horse owners, law enforcement officials, and all horse interested individuals.



The guide features photographs which depict healthy horses receiving good care Minimum Standards for Equine Care in Kentucky and is deemed appropriate… Continue

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on August 7, 2009 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Ontario's Quarter Horse Racing Industry wants YOU!

The Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program has successfully launched a new industry support program called "Pathway to Employment and Education". This is one of a number of industry support programs being introduced in 2009 that will benefit participants in the industry.



The "Pathway to Employment and Education" is a multi-faceted approach to bringing skilled workers into the Quarter Horse racing and breeding industry. The Pathway program showcases the full… Continue

Added by Sarah at HorseJobs.ca on July 30, 2009 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

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