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Karen Coumbe MRCVS and Karen Bush
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Comprehensive advice on exactly what to do should you or your horse or a friend become injured when out riding or at the stable yard. Many different topics are covered from minor injuries such as surface wounds to more serious accidents such as broken bones or an eye injury. Rider accidents discussed include falling from a horse to more serious injuries. The book also discusses accident prevention, both in the stableyard and on your horse, and other incidents such as an escaped horse, getting lost on a ride or losing a horseshoe while riding.

Table of Contents

Introduction Section I: First Aid – The first aid kit – Accidents and what to do: all types of wounds, broken bones, eye injuries – Sudden illness and what to do – After care Section II: Emergencies – Safety equipment and precautions – Equine emergencies and what to do: horses panicking, escaping or being stolen – Rider emergencies and what to do: horse bolts/rears or rider falls and is injured Section III: Road Safety – Rules of the road – Best Practice – How to be seen and stay safe – What to do in the event of an accident Section IV: Prevention – Good practice for avoiding accidents both in the stable/yard and while riding – Preventing illness – Safe storage of equipment Index

About the Author

Karen Bush holds the BHS Intermediate Teaching qualification, and for many years worked in commercial ABRS and BHS-approved riding establishments, teaching clients of all ages and levels. Karen lives in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. Karen Coumbe is an experienced vet and author of First Aid for Horses. She writes regularly for Horse & Hound magazine.

Additional Information

AuthorKaren Coumbe MRCVS and Karen Bush
Number of pages192
PublisherDavid & Charles
Year Published2004
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