Attending a training day or workshop is a big investment of your time and money. You want to get the most out of the experience, and the key is a bit of preparation beforehand.
There is nothing worse than arriving at a course feeling flustered because you are late, or you couldn’t find the venue or the right room.
With that in mind here is everything you need to know about preparing to attend our Horse First Aid Course.
- Research the venue and plan your journey
The last thing you want is to arrive late flustered and sweaty having driven past the venue. Plan your journey so that you have the best postcode for your sat nav, as well as some directions. Sat nav isn’t always the best option for events in more rural locations, and it is worth knowing what landmarks to look out for as well.
Find out what time you can arrive from, it’s much more relaxing to have a cup of tea when you arrive and a few moments to gather your thoughts for a day of learning.
I send out all this information in a helpful email before the course, including directions, where to park and what time to arrive.
- Study the schedule
You will receive a course program before you attend our Horse First Aid Course. This might help focus you on which areas you had specific question to ask about. Take some time before the course to think what you would like to get out of the day. It is your day to and we want you to get the most from attending our course. It is also your chance to spend a whole day with a vet, so get thinking of those questions.
- Do a technology check / bring pen and paper
How do you like to take notes? On a laptop or tablet or with pen and paper? Any or all of these is fine but don’t forget to bring a charger as well as pen and paper with you. It’s much easier to refer to your notes if they are in one place, rather than lots of scattered sheets of paper.
You will receive a copy of the learning materials after the course, but most delegates do like to take notes as well.
- Check the dress code
Our Horse First Aid Courses are generally held in halls, hotels and conference rooms, so you can have a day with no jodhpurs, wellies or yard coats We have a casual /smart casual dress code, and its nice to have a day with no mud.
- Design your follow up plan to implement your learning
You will leave our Horse First Aid Course with your head buzzing with information, and you will have lots of ideas to implement.
Just make sure you block out some time after the course to put these plans into place. I send a series of emails after the course to see what you have put in place as a result of attending the workshop with us, I love hearing about new first aid kits, emergency plans, changes to procedures and much more.