In Episode 17, Jec interviews Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph (pronounced ‘gwelf’) at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.
Ecker is at the forefront of offering evidence-based, research-supported online courses for students of the horse, from emergency large animal rescue to colic conversations. Check out Equine Guelph here.
Gayle hits all the buttons of issues we’ve been chatting about and featuring on Cayuse Communications pages and at the Best Horse Practices Summit: how to cultivate curiosity and critical thinking, the search for best practices through review and research, and considering how we look at the horse from all aspects.
Also, please be part of our upcoming conversation around Gender Gyrations. We’re seeing some really dysfunctional, gender-related issues present in horse communities. Like women students allowing poor treatment from male instructors. Like toxic work environments with shaming, not support. Like women choosing men as leaders because of their gender or putting down other women because they are women. It seems like our communities might be a bit behind the times when it comes to healthy dynamics here. Agree? Disagree? Contact us here.