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Search > Member Results > Sid Gustafson


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Sid Gustafson

MERLOT Contributor  Member of VSB
equine behaviorist
Member Type: Health Care Professional
Last Login: Nov 16, 2011
Member Since: Oct 25, 2009



Primary Affiliation:
  • University of Guelph (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, ON, Canada)

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Contact Information

Email: Please log in to view contact information

Virtual Speakers Bureau

Member of VSB Since: Oct 25, 2009
Best Way to Contact: email  Please log in to view contact information
Fees Involved: Yes
Technical Formats: Discussion Forums, online equine behavior classs
Topics of Expertiese: Equine Behavior, Equine domestication, natural horsemanship as science.
Presentation Titles: Equine Behavior, Natural Horsemanship
Availability, special terms, etc.: University of Guelph, Guelph Equine


  • English - speaking level (Superior) - reading level (Superior)
  • Spanish - speaking level (Novice) - reading level (Beginner)

Skills & Interests

Education History

  • DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (06/1979)
    Washington State University


  • Official Veterinarian (08/2009 - Current) CHRB
  • Veterinarian (11/2011 - Current) Veterinary Clinic of Big Sky
  • Equine Behavior instructor (11/2008 - Current) University of Guelph
  • Equine Behaviorist (11/2011 - Current)


  • Sid Gustafson. (2006). Horses They Rode, a novel. Riverbend Publishing.


  • American Society of Veterinary Animal Behavior
    Member behaviorist 02/2008 - Current

Honors and Awards

  • High Plains Book of the Year (08/2007)

Teaching Experience

  • Equine Behavior (Fall 2007)
    University of Montana Western - Equine Behavior
    Equine behavior as applied to natural horsemanship. Natural approaches to social and behavioral health. Equine Evolution and Domestication. Contemporary Horse Culture
  • Natural Horsemanship (Spring 2007)
    University of Montana Western - Horsemanship theory and practice, 100-400 level arena classes
    Practical horsemanship riding horses. Natural horsemanship, willing partnerships, equine learning, equine behavior. 2006-2008 Equine Studies Program Coordinator for the Natural Horsemanship Program.
  • Equine Behaviour ( Current)
    Guelph - Equine Behavior
    The Science of Equine Behaviour and Equitation
  • The Evolution and Domestication of the Wolf (Winter 2010)
    Montana State University/Extended University - Canine Behavior, Evolution, and Domestication
    The Wolf, the dog, the man; journeys into animal awareness through time