Equine First Aid


Horsemanship Level 4: Vet & First Aid

The Vet & First Aid section of Level 4 Horsemanship is very similar to the Level 3 requirements, the difference being you are expected to know the subject more thoroughly.

8. Vet & First Aid.   T, P, R; Identify minor wounds; cause, care & treatment.

Scrapes can look dramatic but usually heal well if left alone

Since these topics are covered quite thoroughly in previous blog posts you can review them here:

At level 4 you may be asked to demonstrate taking your horse’s vital signs, or to show in the first aid kit what materials you would use to treat a wound.  However, you will not be asked to apply bandages until level 5.

No Mounted Combat Class this Week

Please note there is no Intermediate Mounted Combat this week.  The next and final class of the series will be on June 24th.  If you have your Green Spur and would like to arrange private practice time for this week please contact Jen at jennifer(at)academieduello.com.

Upcoming Classes

Friday Clinics

Friday evening clinics are a chance to focus on specific skills throughout the summer. Each clinic will feature a different equine activity, such as Mounted Games, Mounted Sparring, Prix Fiore, Cross Country, Dressage, etc.  More details to come!javelin 2

Sundays 6:30 – 8pm
cost: $60 +gst
Mounted Games: June 24th
Cross Country: July 8th
Prix Fiore: July 15th

Riding & Horsemanship Classes

Starting June 13th we will be running Monday evening Riding & Horsemanship classes.  Saturdays will resume in July, and in the last weeks of summer we’ll run classes on Mondays and Thursdays to prep you for Carosella 2016!

Mondays 13 Jun – 18 Jul
Saturdays 16 Jul – 20 Aug
Mondays/Thursdays 22 Aug – 8 Sep

Intro to Mounted Combat

Duello_Mounted-Combat_Chena_3021Back by popular demand, this 3-hour workshop will introduce you to grooming and handling horses, riding, and swordplay from the ground and horseback.  The perfect way to start the summer!

Sunday 3 July

Horseback Archery

Robert Borsos will be back on July 17th for another fabulous day of Horseback Archery.  This is the last workshop before Carosella and they tend to fill up, so sign up soon!

Sunday 17 July

Carosella 2016Rob archery

Three fabulous days of Mounted Combat, Archery and Games!  The dates have been set for September 9th – 11th.  Registration isn’t yet open, but you can look at last year’s schedule to get an idea of what’s on offer, and start planning your training now.

Carosella 2015

Jennifer Landels Jennifer Landels heads up Academie Duello's Cavaliere Program. She has been swordfighting since 2008, and riding since before she could walk. She started the program as an excuse to combine those passions.
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