BHS Horse First Aid Course

A private course …

We can come and run a private course for small groups, and this is ideal for riding club or livery yard

We ran a successful day at Vauxhall City Farm in London in conjunction with The Prince's Trust. Here's what they had to say about the day....

NKC Equestrian Training visited us on a brisk December day to work in partnership with Vauxhall City Farm and The Prince’s Trust to deliver Equine First Aid training to a group of young people aged 16 – 25, who were just starting out on their journey to learn about caring for horses. The staff from NKC Equestrian Training were exceedingly accommodating, adjusting, the delivery style and language used, to engage our group fabulously. During the day we learnt about the essentials of horse first aid, including symptoms to watch for, the practice of bandaging, listening for heart beats with the vet’s equipment. All the group achieved their qualification, thanks to the support from NKC Equestrian Training staff, who worked with us to provide an inspiring course which has led to many young people pursuing opportunities within the equine industry. We look forward to working with you again. Thank you to all the team! ~

Vauxhall City Farm December 2018

Staff Training

If you run an equestrian business it is essential to be providing your staff with continued professional development. Whether your business is office based with an equine focus, or you run a yard our Horse First Aid Course is a great way for your staff to update their knowledge.

We recently welcomed team members from KBIS as part of their staff training for 2019 –

Some of our team attended the Horse first aid course and really enjoyed it, they thought that the advice was very helpful and all took away some useful information. It is a great course for any rider to attend to not only increase their knowledge but to make them feel more confident about how to handle different situations. All of our team that attended would recommend the course to other horse owners.

Emma Cover
Marketing and Sponsorship Manager KBIS

A Social Event...

Maybe your’d like to offer your clients a day of socialising and learning? We can run a course to suit.

We are delighted to be running a course for HorseQuest Advantage members, offering a day of great company and a fantastic spread of lunch and drinks, lots of learning, and of course the undivided attention of one of our vets.

Would you like to know exactly when you need to call the vet?

Would you like to make better decisions for your horse?

Want to update your knowledge on wound care, colic and infectious diseases?

Our popular Horse First Aid Course is designed for you to be equipped to cope with minor ailments and cuts that your horse might pick up, and to help you make better decisions about caring for your horse. It’s an ideal way to update your knowledge, and is also invaluable if you are new to horses.

Just like with human first aid, recommendations and advice change over time, but many owners fail to keep their Horse First Aid knowledge current. Our course is accredited with the BHS, and the course materials are prepared together with qualified vets, so you know that you can trust the information that you receive. The training is delivered by one of our very knowledgeable friendly vets, and you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions on the day.

What is covered on the course?

Preventitive Health Care

Ways to keep your horse healthy, vital signs that you can monitor in your horse and annual vaccinations

Wounds & Woundcare

Which wounds need the vet, how wounds heal and the products you need to treat and dress a wound.

Infectious Diseases & Biosecurity

We look at common infectious diseases including strangles and ringworm and how to improve biosecurity for your horse or yard.  

The Horse First Aid Kit

What you need to have in your kit, and what we don’t recommend. There are so many products available on the market that it can be confusing to know what you need for your horse

Equine Emergencies

The course covers common minor emergencies such as choke, nosebleeds and cast. How you can prevent these, and what to do if your horse suffers with one of these emergencies.


Find out the early signs of colic that are so often missed by horse owners, what to do whilst you wait for the vet with a colicking horse, how your vet will assess your horse with colic and the cost and implications of colic surgery

There are also ample opportunities to ask questions, and we provide you with handouts and a copy of the slides, so that you don’t forget what you learn on the day. You receive support after the course with several follow up emails to help you put in place what you have learnt at the workshop. I want you to get the most from your investment in your training day, and you are most welcome to get in touch after the course with any further questions.

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