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Basic First Aid for Horse Riders

This one day course is aimed at any horse rider to learn basic first aid skills to keep them safe. Horse riding can present different dangers and the course covers most injuries and illnesses that you are likely to come across. We also have a 3 day Equestrian First Aid at Work (HSE compliant) for those who need a higher qualification to meet the British Horse Society (BHS) requirements.

All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.


This coures is aimed at

  • Horse riders

  • Parents

  • Stable workers

  • Eventing

  • Cross country

Basic first aid for horse riders  Course Covers the following

  • Introductory First Aid Training

  •  Fears of First Aid

  • Asking Permission to Help

  • Scene Safety

  • Horse safety

  • Helmet removal

  • Chain of Survival

  • DRAB and the ABCD's

  • Initial Assessment

  • Stop Think Act

  • Barriers

  • Face Shields

  • First Aid Kit

  • Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest

  • Heart Attack

  • Adult CPR

  • Adult CPR Hand Over

  • Compression Only CPR

  • AED introduction

  • Choking

  • Conscious and Unconscious Adult Choking

  • Bleeding Control

  • Types of Bleeding

  • Serious Bleeding

  • Plasters

  • Other Injuries

  • Secondary Care Ongoing Assessments for Injury and Illness

  • RICE - Strains and Sprains

  • Fractures

  • Eye Injuries

  • Spinal Injury

  • Allergies

  • Burns

  • Heat and Cold Emergencies

  • Shock

  • Asthma

  • Electrocution

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