Trail Education

Equestrian Canada Trail Riding and Tourism

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With this learning program, Equestrian Canada is presenting a discovery tool and a reference guide intended for anyone wishing to learn to share the world of horses in playful harmony. What are the feeding principles, how does one care for his horses, what are the trail riding techniques and practices that allow riders to safeguard the horse's physical and mental health while experiencing an unforgettable adventure in the great outdoors?

This Trail Riding and Tourism training program contains all the necessary basic information needed to enjoy trail riding while remaining safe. It also contains everything required to prepare for certification as an Equestrian Canada Trail Rider, Trail Guide or Instructor.

Trail Rider Levels

This program provides basic training to any person wishing to acquire the skills needed for outings on horseback outdoors safely. Those who so desire may receive their Trail Rider Certification 1 to 5 after evaluation. However, this training program can move forward effectively without having to integrate the system of certification.

This program encompasses:

Equestrian Techniques

  • Outdoor Horseback Riding Techniques
  • Basic and Emergency Equine First Aid
  • Horsemanship and Groundwork
  • Knowledge of Horse Anatomy, Shape and Psychology
  • Practical Experience
  • Road Safety on Horseback
  • Code of Ethics and Safety Practices for Trail

Modular Training Program

Modular training can meet specific training needs and achieve higher skill levels. Those modules are provided by EC's certified Trail riding Instructors or Guides. All module are provided with a lesson plan, handbook and practical experience. Here are some of the modules featured by Equine Canada Trail Riding and Tourism certification program.


  • Living Environment, Food, Health and Basic Care (REG1)
  • Preventative care, Parasites and Diseases to Avoid (REG2)
  • Handling on the Ground (ENT1)
  • Groundwork (ENT2)
  • Lunge Work, Free Lunging and Long Lining (ENT3)
  • Emergency Equine First Aid (SEU1)
  • Introduction to Farriery (MAR1)
  • Saddle Adjustment


  • Introduction to Maps and Compass (TOP1)
  • Trails Management (GES1)
  • Risk Managment (RIS1)
  • Equestrian Tourism Guide
  • Trainer in Outdoor Riding and Equestrian Tourism


  • Equestrian Instructional Theory (PED1)

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Manitoba Horse Council Office
145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2Z6

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Executive Director, Diane David
Phone: (204) 925-5719
Email: [email protected]

Business Manager, Linda Hazelwood
Phone: (204) 299-0118
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