Equi-Health Canada provides various courses that a rider, owner, or professional in the industry can participate in to learn basic first aid for your horse. A graduate of this class can walk away assured that they have learned something new, and the next time an emergency situation arises, they will be better prepared to respond, which will improve the chance that your horse can make a full recovery.
As a massage therapist, specializing in injury rehabilitation, many injuries I work on may have had a better chance of recovery had early intervention taken place. It is vital to contact your vet when you are noticing an injury so that they can instruct you and come to aid you, but in the meantime, you need to know what to do and what to look for.
Enroll in one of the following classes, you won’t regret it, and your horse will thank you!
Equine Emergency First Aid
(Learn how to assess your horse for health concerns and take vital signs. Discover how to react to most common health problems, many of which are life-threatening. Walk away knowing that you can have confidence in your ability to react quickly and efficiently.)
Equine First Aid Fundamentals
(If you would like a taste of first aid without enrolling in the full day course, take the half day! Increase your knowledge and awareness and get more prepared to handle emergencies!
Advanced First Aid
(Large emergencies do happen. Are you ready to deal with the extreme cases? Learn how to prepare and ride on the trails safely, how to handle emergencies that can arise in isolated areas, and be prepared to provide first aid to a horse, who without intervention, will not survive.)
Yeigh Or Neigh
(Ages 5-10. Teach children how to be safe on a farm, and what kind of dangers to look for. Being safe around the livestock and knowing what to do in emergencies, including fire, can save a child’s life!)
I Can Help!
(Ages 5-10. Young riders, or children thinking about riding, should know how to check their horse over for injuries and be able to identify when to grab someone to help them deal with an emergency! Knowing how to act and react can help their horse recover, and keep that child safe)
Safety First – Barn and Beyond
(If you are just entering the equestrian world, or are buying your first horse or your first farm, you will want to know what you are dealing with. Learn safety around the barn and how to move around and interact with livestock, so that you can confidently identify problems and know how to react!)