This course is designed to develop your understanding on the basic equine principles of health and basic first aid practices. The course will cover:

  • Basic equine health and TPR
  • Common diseases
  • What is first aid?
  • When to call the vet and what to do until the vet arrives
  • What to do in an emergency
  • What equipment to have in the vet cabinet

This course will be delivered using a mixture of theory and practice on the Reaseheath equine yard. A must for all horse owners to develop your knowledge!

Please note:

You will need to wear sensible yard clothing with appropriate yard footwear. We would advise you to bring extra clothing, such as waterproofs, warm jackets or a cooler top with sleeves if the weather looks as though it could be unpredictable.

For safety reasons we ask that no jewellery, apart from a watch and wedding ring, is worn.  It is also advised for safety reasons that hair of shoulder length or longer is tied back. In addition, hoodies are not permitted. We would also advise that you bring a hat and gloves for horse handling elements. Please ensure your hat has been correctly fitted and meets the current safety standards, available at: 2023-bhs-approvals-and-bhs-assessments-hat-guide-v1.pdf


  • Tuesday 5th December 2023
  • Sunday 14th January 2024


1 day


Tuesday – Starting at 18:00 finishing at 21:00

Sunday – Starting at 9:00 finishing at 12:00