Date: Ongoing via Distance Learning

Cost: US$85

Duration: 1 week

Accidents and injuries can happen at any time anywhere, for any number of reasons. This makes it essential that everyone involved with horses – grooms, trainers, riders, drivers, coaches – learn how to administer first aid and how to do so safely. When minutes count, we need to know how to make the most of every second. This course covers an overview of first aid procedure and include a focus on many common horse health conditions horse caregivers may encounter on a day-to-day basis. A goal of this course is to give caregivers the peace of mind knowing that we can step in and help our horse when needed until a professional arrives.
  1. Introduction Principles of Triage
    1. What to do to “be prepared”
    2. Principles of “Triage”
    3. C.T. (Assess the situation, Call for help, Treat the horse)
    4. The ‘do’s and don’ts’ of first aid
    5. Travel and trail
  1. Horse Assessment
    1. How to perform the Horse Health Check
    2. Common and severe injuries/sickness
  1. Wound Management
    1. Wound first aid
    2. Bandaging and bandage materials
    3. Healing
  1. The First Aid Kit
    1. About kits
    2. Inventory checklist
  1. Responding to Eye Issues
Time Commitment:
  • Guest expert/facilitator-led course over a 1-week period
  • 2 weeks extended course access to allow extra time to complete learning activities
  • Required activities are approximately 5-10 hours with opportunities for additional learning activities
  • No set times to be online throughout the course
  • Recommended you visit the course site once or more each day
  • Course is entirely online, so travel to the University of Guelph is NOT required
  • All materials are provided online within course site
You must be at least 16-years-old to take this course.
Once you have successfully completed the course through the University of Guelph, you must register for the externship to receive Equinology credit. The cost for externship grading is $100. Please contact to request the externship once you have finished the course.

*This course is a requirement for the EEBWIII certification.

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Register at University of Guelph

Externship for Equinology Credit

  • Please contact if you would like to complete the externship required for Equinology Credit. They will send you out the outline of the exercises.
  • Externship fee is $100USD which will be paid directly to the tester upon submission of externship