First Aid for Horses

Know how to confidently & correctly manage equine emergencies

Whether you're new to owning horses, or have many years experience, it's absolutely vital that you know how to confidently deal with horse injuries, disorders and diseases, so that your horse has the very best chance of making a full recovery.

This First Aid for Horses course will help you to:

  • Become confident that you can manage a range of horse-related injuries and conditions
  • Have the underpinning knowledge to maintain good standards of horse health & welfare
  • Be able to best support your vet in the care of your horse following injury or illness, with the aim of achieving the best possible outcome

Learning Outcomes of the course:

  • Know the meaning of the term 'First Aid', what it is and what it isn't
  • Know how to confidently manage equestrian emergency situations safely and effectively
  • How to quickly and thoroughly assess a range of equine emergency situations
  • Know when to call the vet
  • Be able to build, use & maintain your own Equine First Aid Kit
  • Be able to apply appropriate First Aid treatments for a variety of major and minor injuries
  • Be able to treat and manage a range of non-injury emergency conditions and disorders
  • Know how to enforce biosecurity measures to limit the spread of disease
  • Know the signs of good and poor health in the horse
  • Know how to take the horse's heart rate, respiration rate and body temperature

This course is for you if:

  • You are relatively inexperienced in owning horses
  • Feel that you lack confidence in dealing with equine emergency situations
  • Would like to know more about a wider range of First Aid scenarios
  • You don't currently have an equine First Aid kit, and need to know the essential items and how to use them
  • You are working towards your BHS Stage 1, 2 & 3 care exams
  • You are an equine college student, working towards a Level 2 or 3 qualification
  • You're an experienced horse owner who'd like to get up-to-date with current practices
  • You enjoy learning at your own pace, without any pressure

This course is not for you if:

  • You've already dealt with an extensive array of equine injuries & diseases
  • You're not interested in broadening your understanding of First Aid for Horses
  • You require sessions delivered individually and in person


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course is available NOW and when you sign up, you'll have lifetime access. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund.
How is the course delivered?
The course is delivered entirely online. Each module comprises a range of videos which explore each topic. Some practical techniques will be shown through videos, so that you can refer back to them an practice at any time.

Your Instructor

Alison Buttery
Alison Buttery

My name is Alison Buttery and I'm an Equestrian Coach who helps horse riders with practical, step-by-step training to improve their riding, training and confidence.

In a nutshell, I'm a BHS Accredited Professional Coach with over 15 years industry experience, and I'm also a certified Empowered Equestrian Coach, with qualifications in NLP, Time Line Therapy(R) and Hypnotherapy. You can find out more about me HERE.

So, if you'd like to really understand and be confident in what to do when your horse injures themselves, you're faced with an emergency, this course is for you.

Simply click 'Enrol' to get full access to the course