When Accidents Happen

Equine Emergency First Aid


“It had been raining, and the homemade bridge across the road from my property, which we cross regularly, felt a bit slippery under Zulu’s shod feet,” recalls Judy Todd, an Abbotsford, BC-based physiotherapist with a specialty in hippotherapy. “Before I had a chance to warn my friend to dismount and lead my second horse Bo across, his hoof boots turned into a pair of skates and he did a macabre kind of tap dance before he went down, one back leg hanging off the bridge, his front legs struggling to get a purchase. With my friend and I pulling on the saddle and any part of him we could access, he finally managed to pull himself up, only to get caught under the wood railing and pushed back down again. <read more>


By Margaret Evans

Canadian Horse Journal (Summer 2020)

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