BHS S&E Kent Committee member Denize King BHSI ran two sessions of Horse and Rider Emergency First Aid through the summer months, the first at South Lodge Farm, Stelling Minnis with kind permission of Jane Gray and the second at Nelson Park Riding Centre, Birchington with kind permission of Sarah Catterall.
The sessions were free and open to all with approximately 35 attending the two events.
All attendees were encouraged to try their hand at bandaging legs, hocks and feet as well as the chance to use a stethoscope to hear the horse’s heartbeat.
The informal, hands-on environment led to much discussion of experiences and the chance to have questions answered thoroughly.
It is hoped that the S&E Kent Committee will be running similar sessions in 2017.