All training courses are hands-on with horses who are patient and willing. You'll learn through a combination of PowerPoint, video and real-life scenarios how to handle even the most extreme emergency with confidence and skill. No experience is necessary and you'll never be put 'on the spot'... just tactile learning with horses in a supportive and fun environment. From the newbie to the most seasoned horse person... everyone will learn something new!
Courses are eligible for equine insurance discounts, EAGALA credits, PATH credits, IAABC credits, AAVT CE credits, Green certificate and Equestrian Canada credits)
Course descriptions are below, or click the courses tab (above) for a drop-down menu of training in your province/territory!
Equine Health and Emergency First Aid Training Course $159
"A one-day hands-on course with horses covering: what your vet needs to know when you call, conditioning a horse to accept treatment, taking proper vital signs, dealing with lacerations, punctures, colic, choke, collapse, casting, shock, hoof issues, recognizing pain in the horse, sources of pain and alleviation, spinal health, injury prevention and so much more! All attendees receive a certificate of completion, first aid manual and this course earns you professional development credits with Equestrian Canada as well as equine-related insurance discounts!
(the basic first aid course is recommended prior to taking the advanced course) "
Advanced Emergency First Aid Training Course $159
"PLAN PREPARE REACT to ANY emergency!
Join us for a one day highly advanced equine emergency first aid course and learn what to do in more extreme situations!
Covering everything from assessing the condition of a horse, trapped horses, poison, burns, bites, hypo/hyperthermia, tie ups, fractures, sucking chest wounds and more, this course prepares the student to handle the most serious injuries, where without human intervention the horse will not survive."
Advanced Emergency First Aid Training Course - Wilderness Edition $159
A wilderness version of the above - this one day, highly advanced equine emergency first aid course is for the adventurous outdoor rider. With a camping and stitching component, this also covers everything including trapped horses, poison, burns and bites, hypo/hyperthermia, tie ups, fractures and sucking chest wounds, this course prepares the student to handle the most serious injuries, where without human intervention the horse will not survive.
First Aid Fundamentals Course $99
This is a half day fast paced clinic covering the fundamentals of first aid. Working hands on with the horses, you will learn to take vital signs, recognize pain in the horse, detect colic, and participate in lots of bandaging in realistic scenarios! All attendees receive a first aid reference booklet.
I Can Help - Horse First Aid
for Kids Course $59
Have a horse crazy youngster? Sign them up for the 3 hour kids program. They'll learn horse safety and basic first aid in a fun, hands on environment. There's even a recipe for horse cookies in their manual and they'll all get a frameable certificate of completion! No horse experience necessary!
Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness Course
A MUST for any livestock owner, this course will train you in fire prevention, planning for and executing safe evacuation procedures, hidden dangers and responding to first aid emergencies. It also covers what to do in natural disasters such as flooding, wild fires, ice storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and more. Don't be unprepared - we can help you help your animals. This course is suitable for any livestock operation, not just horses and is supported by the insurance industry.
Safe Trailering Practices $159
Keeping your horse safe is your number one priority. Is your trailer safe and do you know what your horse experiences during a collision? What are the protocols, your responsibilities and liabilities when involved in an accident and laws around hauling? Do you know if the size and layout of your trailer provides your horse comfort and stability or if is putting strain on their body, leading to potential injury? Join us for a hands on day of learning how to keep your horse as safe as possible and be prepared for the unthinkable.
Horse and Livestock Emergency Management for First Responders
Many First Responders have never been exposed to working with horses and livestock yet are called upon in the line of duty to deal with these animals in fires, accidents, natural disasters, escapes and more. This one or two day optional training for First Responders only teaches how to keep themselves and the public safe, while having the knowledge and confidence to work with all types of livestock, with a focus on horses.
Contact us for group rates for your department!
Vital Signs Poster 11x17
When the unthinkable happens, sometimes we aren't quick to remember whats normal and what's not for our equines. This easy to read, durable 11x17 poster is a must for any barn wall!
Vital Signs Barn-Friendly Sticker 5x7
When the unthinkable happens, sometimes we aren't quick to remember whats normal and what's not for our equines. This highly durable, barn tested sticker should be on every barn door!
Keep Calm and Clean Clot
Get laughs and spark discussion with this durable cotton tshirt - a fun wear for any horse owner who knows what it's like to deal with injuries. Keep calm and clean clot cover!