First Aid Kit for Horse and Rider
Product Feature – First Aid Kit, Everything Horse Magazine
It’s happened before and chances are, it’ll happen again. How many times have you reached for a first aid kit down the yard and there’s not one to be seen? It’s not only necessary to have items you need in an emergency for a horse, stocking up on items for yourself and other ‘yard goers’ is just as important. Here we take a look at first aid kits available to horse and rider.
It’s advisable that every horse owner should have a well stocked first aid kit for their horse, but what exactly should be in it?
Here’s some essentials: Cotton wool, gauge, scissors, thermometer, anti-bacterial scrub, anti-bacterial cream, duct tape, poultice, gamgee, stable bandages, bandages for dressings, wound gel, wound wash, poultice dressing.
For the rider – from scrapes to falls, injuries down the stables can range from those that need an A&E dash, to a quick nick with only a little ‘tlc’ needed.
Here’s some essentials: Plasters (variety of sizes), scissors, eye wash, latex gloves, roll of cotton wool, sterile gauze dressings, safety pins, bandages, tweezers, wound cleansers.
And don’t forget it get injured, no matter how small the accident, always remember to log it in the accident book!
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Horseware First Aid Kit
Handy fold out bag containing several pockets to keep items clean and stored away safely. Products includ wet soap tissues, saline cleansing wipes, alcohol wipes, latext gloves, scissors gauze sabs, bandages (self adhesive), non-stick bandages, cold packs and mini plaster kit
Priced around £26.99
Ortlieb First Aid Kit Equestrian
Large first aid kit for the horse rider. Pack comes with standard products such as wound pads, gauze, plasters, rescue blanket, dressings and multilingual first aid instructions. Can be fixed to a saddle as comes with fixing straps. Completely waterproof and includes additional rider items; disposable thermometer, tick tweezers, cool pack and finger bandages.
Priced around £45.99
St John Ambulance Home First Aid Kit
Contains essential first aid equipment in a compact pouch. Ideal for the yard as it requires minimal storage space. Complete with first aid booklet for minor injuries and handy wall mounting bracket. Contains cleansing wipes, waterproof low allergy plasters, disposable non-sterile triangular bandage HSE medium and large dressing, SJS Nitrile powder free gloves and a finger dressing.
Priced around £9.99
Available to purchase online
Robinson Horse & Rider First Aid Kit
A great way to start off a first aid kit for the yard. Features first aid travel kit for the rider and for the horse, contents include; a short roll of gamgee, Animalintex, 1 Equiwrap bandage (similar to vetrap), Skintact dressing, scissors, Vetalintex hydrogel
Priced around £24.99