Safety at the yard: Hopping lame rider

By Janice Rhodes

How to videos

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 boot
If the incident has just happened, remove the casualty’s boot before her foot starts to swell.

Elevate the limb and apply ice
It’s likely the casualty has fractured a small bone in her foot, which will cause dramatic swelling. By elevating and applying ice quickly, you’ll help to reduce the amount of swelling significantly.

Take the casualty to hospital