Weekend Packages &
Early Bird Specials
Day 1: Basic Equine Health & Emergency First Aid
Sometimes we split this class over two evenings or we teach it in one day. In either case, we spoil you with a full day's worth of instruction! You’ll discover the three C’s while you join us for 8 hours of pure fun and learning as we de-myth: what your vet needs to know when you make that call; how to condition your horse to accept treatment; the proper way to measure vital signs; dealing with lacerations, punctures, colic, choke, collapse, casting, shock, and hoof issues; recognizing pain in the horse and identifying the pain source; proper saddle fit for spinal health; injury prevention, and so much more! All attendees receive a certificate of completion and a Basic First Aid manual.
Day 2: Advanced Equine Emergency First Aid
Just when you thought your brain was full of information, we pull out even more great stuff for you to pile in there! We teach you the PPRs, how to Plan, Prepare, and React if you need to!
This day is filled with highly advanced equine emergency first aid information. You'll learn what to do in the most extreme situations! From trapped horses to poison, burns to bites, hypothermia to tie-ups, fractures to sucking chest wounds. (Did she just say, “sucking chest wounds? That sounds serious!") YES! I did! This course covers and prepares the student to handle serious injuries, increasing the chance of survival, where without intervention, the horse would not have survived. And, depending on which track you choose, you'll receive the information most pertinent to your interests and riding lifestyle. Which Track will you choose?...
Day 3: Disaster Planning & Emergency Preparedness
We can help you help your animals. Though we cover “typical vs. panicked” equine behavior in different types of disasters, this course is suitable for any livestock operation, not just horses, and is supported by some insurance industries.
This course has no pre-requisite and is a MUST for any livestock owner!
We will cover fire prevention; planning for, and executing, safe evacuation procedures, including determining an evacuation site; the hidden dangers/things to consider; responding to first aid emergencies, including consideration of transportation routes, staying onsite, the 72-hour plan (and how to extend that plan), and being prepared for outages. What do you do in a natural disaster such as flooding, wild fires, ice storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and more? We'll teach you! Don't be unprepared!
HoPE’s price for EACH class is $159.00 US dollars*. The total is $318 US dollars for two classes, $477 for all three!
Early Bird Special: Buuuuuut, if you register and pay for any packages that we offer BEFORE midnight on the predetermined deadline date, we will give you a coupon code for a $25 credit toward your purchase of each course! You can save up to $75! YAY! We think that’s something to chirp about!
All attendees receive a Certificate of Completion and a manual for each class to keep in your first-aid kits.
* Some hosts may require a Facility fee in addition to HoPE’s tuition, and/or may offer the opportunity to purchase a meal for lunch.