EQ1500E: First Aid for Horse and Rider



Whatever your participation may be in the equine horse care industry, it is essential to be familiar with basic first aid.

This course which is already a valuable asset is currently being reworked to include more information on bandaging and the legalities of providing first aid care.

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This comprehensive online course is designed for horse owners and equestrian facility personnel. After successfully completing the course, students can print out a course completion certificate.

Topics include:

  • How to prepare an emergency plan for your horse, family, home and barn
  • How to perform a physical exam on your horse
  • Common equine medical emergencies
  • First aid care for the horse
  • Injury assessment for humans (Horse & Rider – First Aid only)
  • First aid care for humans (Horse & Rider – First Aid only)


There are hundreds of photographs to help illustrate life-saving techniques, PDF files for writing your plan and supply checklists for your emergency preparedness kits. Videos on specific bandaging is being added to the course content.

To register for this course go directly to Equine U.

Cost: US49.95. A portion of the proceeds from this course are donated to the AAEP Foundation.

Once you have successfully completed the course you can register for Equinology Credit and externship. You will have an externship to complete at home to ensure that you understand the course content and can practice your skills. Once you successfully complete the special Equinology externship you will then receive credit through Equinology.

This course is a new requirement for the EEBWII certification. It replaces the previous requirement, Horse Handling, Behavior and Ground Exercises for those working towards the EEBWII certification. If you have already completed the Horse Handling, Behaviour and Ground Exercise course you will not need to take this course for your EEBWII certification although it is strongly recommended.

Equinology Credit and Externship Registration
You may take this course at any time. This course is required for EEBW Level II certification. To complete the EEBW Level II certification you must have passed the Equinology Equine Body Worker ® Certification Course.

View the certification outline