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Specialist Course (SC4) Equine First Aid + Ailments £68.00

Specialist Course (SC4) Equine First Aid + Ailments £68.00


Fee £68 - introductory Course fee
Difficulty Skill Level 1-2
Number of units/modules 2 Modules: 1 delivered on enrolment.
Total Hours 12-15 dependent on student input
Duration Totally flexible - no fixed completion dates
Practical Activities/Research Various hands on activities & research to undertake at home or at the stables
Certificate - optional On completion of final Assessment Paper. Personally signed by author/tutor & posted to your home.

Equine First Aid + Ailments for horse owners.

Help is at hand !  Confidently treat minor injuries & ailments and be sure when to call the vet in.

Courses covering first aid & ailments for horses are few and far between – especially at such a viable fee.

  • Work at your own speed
  • In your own time flexible completion date
  • £68 immediate start.  Sharers Option £32 – see below
  • Pay now & confirm  – start later if life is busy.

The course offers comprehensive coverage. This isn’t a basic course covering ‘Health and Ill Health – the syllabus contains much much more in depth detail with core research projects on physiology and more.  You’ll have personal one to one tutor contact with the author.

The course has been written & produced by Veterinary Professional – Veterinary Nurse and Trainer Emma Dalton.  Emma is a professional trainer within the equine veterinary industry and has written this distance learning course specifically for the leisure horse owner. Emma travels extensively throughout the England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to veterinary practices training equine veterinary nurses.

Plenty of courses cover human first aid, but courses on how to treat your horse with first aid & ailments are rare indeed.   Enrolments are very busy – proving just how much a course like this is needed.  Click on Syllabus above to check the length and content for yourself.

Lingfield provides this course at a specially low fee by comparison to other specialist courses.

It is split into two Sections, and aims to provide you with easy to read and absorb information enabling you to confidently treat your horse in an emergency and to know how and when to handle minor ailments.

No need to panic anymore.  Just keep calm and follow the instructions in this course.  Emma has provided hands on activities throughout the course to make sure you are confident should that emergency arise. Your students private research folder provides even more detail on physiology and skeletal informaton.

No where else will you find such a comprehensive distance learning course like this at such good value.  Do a search – compare the syllabus – there is nothing like it as far as we can see.

  • Information on how to treat wounds both large and small.
  • Applying poultices and bandages – how and when.
  • What should be in your equine first aid box.
  • What is normal for your horse? Good health and ill health
  • Legal aspects of treating equines with first aid
  • When to call the vet and what the vet needs to know
  • Preventive health care, Common illnesses and diseases.
  • Practical application.
  • See full syllabus for detail.
  • 2 modules – divided into 1/3 and 2/3 of the content
  • 1st delivered on payment – 2nd on request after a fixed 14 days
  • Multiple learning tasks and activities
  • Optional tutor assessed paper for Certification
  • Admin fee for optional tutor assessed paper £15 / £19 by Paypal/overseas

To complete assessment paper you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Full details here


  • Enrol with a friend – extra person fee is just £32.  That means 2 courses for £100. 
  • It is not available via the website – email enquiries only – via the office
  • Both of you work through the course at more or less the same speed  so that you complete at the same time.

This course on Equine First Aid & Ailments is a specialist topic short course which includes a multiple choice assessment paper with a fee commensurate with both the types of assessment, and to the length and depth of the course.  Research is suggested if you aim to increase your knowledge and gain a certificate, and the hours involved and depth of research is individual to each student – some do lots, some hardly any.

This course is not intended to be an all encompassing in-depth veterinary text book on how to treat every equine ailment and all types of incidents or injuries – that is what vets train for so many years (7) to achieve.  It is provided at a reduced fee for the forthcoming weeks.

NOTE:  This course may in future be offered as part of a Lingfield Intermediate Diploma programme.  The Intermediate Diploma will provide the majority of the theory knowledge for those taking BHS Stage 1 & 2.  ID’s offer subsidised fees & option of 4 certificates.

Tutor:   Emma Dalton

READ MORE – Entry Requirements

Printable Syllabus with Course Fees

  • What Is First Aid
  • How to Manage in An Emergency
  • Situations Requiring First Aid
  • Classification of Emergencies
  • When to Call the Vet.
  • What is considered serious enough to warrant calling the vet. What to do in the meantime.
  • What the vet needs to know
  • Knowledge of what is normal
  • Temperature, Pulse and Breathing
  • Signs of: Health, Ill Health, and being Off Colour
  • Restraining the Horse in Emergencies/for Treatment
  • Handling and Transportation
  • First Aid Box
  • Types of Wound – what to do and how to treat them
  • What to do if a wound is too serious to treat
  • *Recognition of lameness
  • Washing Wounds
  • Bandaging
  • Poulticing
  • Tubbing & Fomenting
  • Swellings
  • Identifying the basics of the
    • Digestive System*
    • Skeletal Frame*
    • Points of the Horse*
    • Muscles*
    • Tendons and Ligaments of the lower leg*
  • Basic Treatment of Lameness*
  • Flu
  • Tetanus
  • Worm Control- most types of parasites included
  • Strangles
  • Laminitis
  • Flies and fly spray
  • Sweet Itch
  • Condition Scoring
  • Sunburn
  • Colic
  • Azoturia
  • Mud Fever
  • Choke
  •  Shock
  •  Equine metabolic syndrome
  •  Isolation procedure
  • *Research required if aiming for certificate
  • We also include an informative section called How to Study.  Useful for those who have not studied for a while!

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