Equine First Aid – TBA

1 week (5-10 hrs)

CE Eligible

Accidents and injuries can happen at any time anywhere, for any number of reasons. This makes it essential that everyone involved with horses – grooms, trainers, riders, drivers, coaches – learn how to administer first aid and how to do so safely. When minutes count, we need to know how to make the most of every second.

This course covers an overview of first aid procedure and include a focus on many common horse health conditions horse caregivers may encounter on a day-to-day basis. A goal of this course is to give caregivers the peace of mind knowing that we can step in and help our horse when needed until a professional arrives.

This course may be of interest for:
• All horse owners and caregivers, regardless of discipline
• Coaches, stable managers and instructors
Course Curriculum:
  1. Introduction Principles of Triage
    1. What to do to “be prepared”
    2. Principles of “Triage”
    3. C.T. (Assess the situation, Call for help, Treat the horse)
    4. The ‘do’s and don’ts’ of first aid
    5. Travel and trail
  1. Horse Assessment
    1. How to perform the Horse Health Check
    2. Common and severe injuries/sickness
  1. Wound Management
    1. Wound first aid
    2. Bandaging and bandage materials
    3. Healing
  1. The First Aid Kit
    1. About kits
    2. Inventory checklist
  1. Responding to Eye Issues
Time Commitment:
  • Guest expert/facilitator-led course over a 1-week period
  • 2 weeks extended course access to allow extra time to complete learning activities
  • Required activities are approximately 5-10 hours with opportunities for additional learning activities
  • No set times to be online throughout the course
  • Recommended you visit the course site once or more each day
  • Course is entirely online, so travel to the University of Guelph is NOT required
Materials
  • All materials are provided online within course site
Prerequisites
  • 16 years of age or older

For more information, please contact Susan Raymond

Phone: 519 824-4120, ext. 54230

Email: [email protected]

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Equine Guelph – the horse owner’s Centre at the University of Guelph.

Continuing Education Credits/Professional Development:

Thank you to our Partners:

 

Ontario Racing                        

 

                      Standardbred Canada

 

This course is made possible through a grant from the Grand River Agricultural Society.

 

Grand River Agricultural Society

 

“This course was amazing. I learned so many new things as well as refreshed what I already knew about equine first aid. The instructors are so thorough and really drive the information home with you so it sticks. As much as I don’t want to be in a situation where I have to use what I learned in this course, I feel that I could use what I learned and be confident doing so.”

Paige Kreutzwiser, Owner (Wingham ON)
Student – Equine First Aid

“I’ve never taken an online course, and didn’t expect to learn much. I was amazed at the thoroughness of the Equine First Aid course – nose to tail, all presented in easy to digest sections, with plenty of additional resources to explore. I’m searching for my next course now!”

Kelly Benedetti, Owner (Compass Point Farm, Middleton NH, USA)
Student – Equine First Aid

“Whether you are new to horses or an experienced horse owner, this course will help you make sound decisions about recognizing when to call your veterinarian and what to do while you’re waiting for them to arrive. Knowing what to do in an emergency increases the likelihood of a good outcome for your horse. It’s worth your time!”

Jennifer Derksen, Rider / Biomechanics Coach
(The Rider Mechanic – Carleton Place, ON)
Student – Equine First Aid