Equestrian First Aid

Top 10 things riders need to know

Top 10 things horse riders need to know about recognising signs of concussion

Top 10 things horse riders need to know about recognising signs of concussion What signs should you be looking for in a suspected case of concussion? Change in personality of the casualty, perhaps irritability A change from normal alertness in the casualty Persistent headache since the incident Nausea or vomiting since the incident Memory loss…

Bum Bag First Aid Kit

Top 10 things horse riders need to know about First Aid Kits

Top 10 things horse riders need to know about First Aid Kits A first aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment that is used to give medical treatment. There is wide variation in the contents of first aid kits. This is usually based on the knowledge and experience of those putting it together,…

Top 10 things horse riders need to know if someone’s not breathing

Top 10 things horse riders need to know if someone’s not breathing How to check for breathing? To check for breathing in an unconscious casualty, open and maintain their airway – tilt their head and lift their chin to move the tongue from the back of their throat. Then, look, listen and feel for breathing.…

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance – An Obvious Link

As mentioned in my last blog post about our AGM 2016, we have formed the beginning of a partnership with Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA).  We figured that one or more of the 1350 students we’ll have trained by the end of our first year, are quite likely to make the emergency call that calls the SCAA out.…

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