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Horse and rider first aid


This interactive workshop is delivered in two parts – horse first aid delivered by an XLEquine vet and rider first aid delivered by an experienced paramedic. 

The rider first aid session will give you the skills, confidence and knowledge necessary to provide immediate first aid to a rider who has been injured. This course will dispel the myths about helmet removal, casualty movement and what it takes to actually save a life. This is not you everyday first aid training!

As well as dealing with injured riders this workshop will also teach you to deal with equine emergencies and first aid.  Distressed and injured horses can be unpredictable, this course aims to equip you with the confidence and skills to take charge of equine emergency situations you may be faced with while ensuring the safety of everyone involved.

You’ll learn how to:

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  • Assess an emergency situation – horse and rider
  • Prioritise and know how to deal with emergencies; discriminating between those that are life-threatening, urgent or non-urgent
  • Undertake a clinical examination of your horse including taking a temperature, pulse and breathing rates and assessment of hydration
  • Assess, examine and bandage a wound on your horse
  • Put together an equine first aid kit
  • Emergency first aid for the horse rider including when to remove a riding hat or body protector removal
  • Resuscitation of an injured rider
  • How to deal with choking
  • How to place someone into the recovery position

PICT0220All participants will receive training by experienced instructors and include both theoretical and practical elements. On successful completion of this course all participants receive a certificate of attendance.

This workshop has been kindly sponsored by Kruuse