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Safety at the yard: Hopping lame rider

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Janice Rhodes, 15 December 2009 10:36

You hear a scream from the adjacent stable and rush round to find your yard-mate hopping around in agony. Her chunky cob has just stood on her foot. What do you do next? Remove bootIf the incident has just happened, remove the casualty’s boot before her foot starts to swell. Elevate the limb and apply iceIt’s likely the casualty has ...

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Safety at the yard: Crushed at a competition

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Janice Rhodes, 15 December 2009 10:31

You’re at a competition when you spot a crowd of people gathered round a casualty who has become trapped under the ramp of a lorry. She’s in agony and the people around her are panicking. What do you do next? Make the scene safeIs there a horse inside the trailer? If so he could start to panic and back down ...

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Safety at the yard: Out for the count

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Janice Rhodes, 15 December 2009 10:27

You’re out on a hack when you find a rider lying in the middle of a field. She’s unconscious. What do you do next? Ensure the patient is breathingIf the patient isn’t breathing, you’ll need to resuscitate her. Keep the patient stillIf you suspect that the casualty has suffered a fall, keep her still. She may have suffered a spinal ...

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Safety at the yard: Suspected fracture

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Janice Rhodes, 15 December 2009 09:43

You’re riding out with a friend when her horse is spooked by a jogger. The horse bolts and throws your friend into a metal gate. Your friend has pain and swelling in her right arm and left leg. What do you do next? Remove restrictive itemsIf the affected limb is fractured, it will start to swell rapidly; things like watches ...

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Safety at the yard: Treating head trauma

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Janice Rhodes, 15 December 2009 09:31

You come across a rider who has fallen off on the road. It’s obvious that she has sustained a serious head injury. What do you do next? Make the scene safe It’s crucial that you remain calm and keep your wits about you. Putting your own life in danger will only make the situation worse. Make sure the road is ...

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