Introduction to Equine First Aid

Duration: One day workshop


  • Saturday 7th March 2020

Time: 10am – 3pm

Cost: TBC

Course Description:

On this programme you will learn the principles of first aid. Specifically:

  • Pre first aid – prevention of injury/illness
  • Vital signs – temperature, pulse and respiration
  • The first aid kit
  • When to call the vet
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Contagious and infectious diseases
  • Isolation procedures
  • Common wounds
  • Lameness

Please note
You will need to wear sensible yard clothing; this may include trousers or jodhpurs, a dark colour is more practical. 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 you bring a correct fitted riding hat and gloves for the practical activities and 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 and a hairnet is worn. Please ensure your hat has been correctly fitted and meets the current safety standards:

  • PAS015(1998 or 2011) + a BSI Kitemark OR Inspec IC Mark
  • VG1 01.040 (2014-12) + a BSI Kitemark OR Inspec IC Mark
  • ASTM F1163 (2004a or 04a onwards) + SEI mark
  • SNELL (E2001 or E2016) + SNELL label and number
  • AS/NZS 3838 (2006 onwards) + SAI global mark

Course Leader: Joanne Roper BHSII


Reaseheath Equestrian Centre

Reaseheath College



If the course does not run due to insufficient number the fee will be refunded.

To book your place on this course please visit our online store.