Our local large animal vet has recently closed their doors. That means that the closest vet is about 1.5 hours away. She is a great vet but if there is an emergency, a horse needs immediate care. So I decided to take the standard first aid course with Equi-life Canada. I knew some basics already and I learned a lot of new things. I especially look forward to taking Wilderness First Aid in September.
I was expecting to learn how to dress wounds and I learned that and much more. I was most impressed with learning the Sulis Method. This method was developed by the Scottish military to assess pain in horses and treat it with massage and stretches. I am really excited about this because Toby often has a sore back and this will help me assess how he is feeling before riding and help him feel better in his body.