Safe Trailering Practices
Why Take This Course?
This course is designed to serve as a guideline to trailer safety and basic first aid practices when faced with a trailering emergency involving horses.
It is intended to help horse owners conduct effective basic safety checks on their trailer, learn proper loading and trailering practices, as well as how to handle emergency situations that arise in relation to trailering our prized possessions-- the horse.
This course is not designed to take the place of professional maintenance checks from mechanics, nor seeking veterinary care or first responder assistance. Equine Health Canada and Equi-First Aid USA highly recommend that a licensed mechanic conduct regular maintenance checks for all vehicles and trailers, that veterinary services be contacted in all equine emergencies, and first responders called to all vehicle/trailer collisions and emergency situations. It is also recommended that you take the Equine Health & Emergency Equine First Aid, as well as the Advanced Equine First Aid to learn proper equine first aid techniques.
For the life and love of the horse...
✚ Learn some facts about different types of trailers and towing vehicles
✚ We'll simplify weight calculations and teach you how to find the important numbers not listed on your towing vehicle
✚ Don't know what the terms mean? We'll help you with that too
✚ We'll talk about some of the hidden dangers and provide comprehensive checklists for maintenance and road trips
✚ Have questions about loading, horse comfort, & bio-security?
✚ What do you do if you are in a collision? What can you expect your horse will do? What if it's trapped?
✚ Green Certificate Programs / Agriculture Programs (high school credits).
✚ Capri/Intercity Insurance for incentives on equine mortality insurance policies
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