Special Year-Round Hosting Bonus:

Are you interested in hosting a clinic at your barn?

As a host to one of our First Aid Clinics, you will receive your training at no charge when we register 6-10 paying students, 2 free spots for 11-14 students and 3 free spots for 15-20 students. That's a value up to $390 just for hosting a clinic! You will also receive a link on our website and advertising materials supplied free of charge to promote your event.

For non-profit groups, we always donate a portion of our proceeds back to your group. For more information, please feel free to contact me at tallen@equinefirstaid.ca



One of the biggest concerns horse owners face is their ability to safely wrap a bandage when faced with an emergency, or if their horse requires bandages during layups or training. Equine First Aid Training is now pleased to offer one-on-one instruction to horse owners in the art of bandaging.

Under Theresa's supervision, you'll be given 10 scenarios in which you would have to apply a bandage to a wound on your horse. You'll be guided through the steps to accomplish this safely and effectively and using the materials you would find in your first aid kit. Additionally, you'll learn how to take a full set of vital signs and be given a pocket reference to keep with you.

Bandaging 101 is offered at your barn, using your horse, and at a time that works for you. It only takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hours and costs $60.00.

If you would like to learn this new skill or just become more comfortable working with banaging materials, contact Theresa at 604-788-2606.



In this four hour, fast-paced clinic you’ll learn—through a series of visual guides and hands-on work with horses—how to take a full set of vital signs, weighing your horse, tricks to preparing your horse for treatment and of course bandaging! Lots and lots of bandaging! The goal is to help you feel more prepared when you come to the barn and your horse has become sick or injured and you’re waiting for the vet to arrive. Classroom discussions will include knowing your horse, colic and putting together your own first aid kit.

To allow you to get the most out of this clinic, registrations will be limited.



First Aid and More!

Our Equine First Aid courses provide a basic overview of first aid procedures, and include a focus on many common horse health conditions you may deal with on a day-to-day basis. This is achieved through a combination of hands-on and powerpoint demonstrations, where we discuss (and practice) techniques for handling wound care, both pre- and post-vet, learning how to flush your horse's eyes, understanding digestive issues including colic, breathing issues and common foot conditions.

Knowing the first steps to take when your horse becomes sick or injured is an important focus of our clinics, and being able to take and understand your horse's vital signs is a big part of this. You will learn, hands-on, how to take a full set of vital signs including weighing your horse, so you and your vet will know sooner when something is wrong with your horse.

Bandaging Scenarios

You then break off into small groups and are given different scenarios that require emergency first aid treatment. This will again be with live horses. Through these scenarios students will find a comfort level where they feel they can handle any situation.

Everyone who attends receives a full-colour, detailed reference manual which covers everything discussed in the clinic and more, laminated Vital Sign and Colic Symptom charts which you can hang in your barn, and pocket reference cards to keep handy wherever you are. And, of course, the confidence of knowing you can step in and help your horse during an emergency.