Ensuring the correct first aid cover is an important aspect of Pony Club activities, as there will always be the potential for injury when handling and riding horses. It is important that a risk assessment is undertaken to determine the first aid cover required, the First Aid matrix can assist with this.
You will find guidance and downloads for medical cover, including first aid provision and consent forms along with the response to a rider receiving concussion, below. Further details are contained the First Aid section in the Health & Safety Rule Book.
Concussion and Head Injury
Concussion is defined as a disturbance in brain function caused by a direct or indirect blow to the head. Some people describe concussion as mild traumatic brain injury.
Medical attention should be sought immediately. Riders should not continue until they are deemed fit to do so by a Doctor or Paramedic.
The full policy and flowchart are available below.
Action After a Fall
As a teaching organisation we wish riders to be able to continue whenever possible. However, a rider must not be allowed to remount after a fall if there is any element of doubt as to their fitness, irrespective of the wishes of the parents / guardians, trainers, etc. Further participation may be possible following medical examination by a Doctor or Paramedic.