Rocking Star Ranch Equine

Everything Equine

If you have a horse, it's not IF, but WHEN you will be faced with an emergency. Host your own course or join us at a regular location for a full day of hands on learning. You'll learn how to detect pain in your horse and identify the source of that pain, how to condition your horse to accept treatment, proper vital signs techniques, colic prevention and detection, when to call the vet, bandaging, eye issues, tendon support and so much more. Not enough?

Join us for the Advanced Wilderness First Aid and learn how to plan and prepare for extreme and back country riding, and how to react to the most serious injuries and situations. Cowboy up!

Contact us for details - course pricing starts at $149.00 for full day training.

Kids courses available.

Equi-Health Canada Equine Health and Emergency First Aid

$159.00 + GST

Full One Day Course 9am-4pm

LEARN the skills necessary to keep your horse alive in an EMERGENCY SITUATION! LEARN the information needed for the vet, how to take vital signs, indicators of choke, colic, founder, and more! LEARN how to properly bandage wounds and what treatment to take for injuries to the eye. LEARN how to treat abscesses, founder, and other forms of lameness! Lots of HANDS ON work with horses! LEARN the preventative side of First Aid with proper stretches to prepare your horse for work and prevent sprains, strains, or impact injuries! All supplies provided. 

Participants will receive Certificate and Equine First Aid manual at completion of course. Participants can receive valuable savings on Equine Insurance through Capri Sun Insurance. 

Coffee, water, snacks, and lunch provided.

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Advanced Equine First Aid

$159.00 + GST Full One Day Course 9am-4pm

PLAN, PREPARE, and REACT to ANY emergency. Join us for a one day highly advanced equine emergency first aid course and learn what to do in the most EXTREME situations! Covering everything from trapped horses to hypothermia, burns to bites, poison to tie ups, fractures to sucking chest wounds, this course prepares the student to handle the most serious injuries, where without intervention the horse will not survive.

Students will learn how to react in a situation where the horse will not survive its injuries. They will also learn how to rescue a horse from sinkholes, how to prep a horse for extraction from the wilderness. Students will learn how to identify signs of a horse that has been poisoned and how to identify the plants that can cause poison symptoms.

Participants will receive an Advanced Wilderness Equine First Aid Manual and a Certificate of Completion. Coffee, water, snacks, and lunch will be provided.

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Custom or Combined Courses are available!

Complete Backcountry Equine Training Course- Banff Trail Riders Custom Course.  October 4, 5, 6, 2021


3 Days, 21-24 hours. $535.50 plus GST (TOTAL $562.27 per person)

This intense Complete Backcountry Equine Training Course will take place over the course of 3 days. It will be divided into 3 separate modules. Each Module will cover a distinct aspect of backcountry training.

Modules A and B will be a combination of classroom learning using manuals and PowerPoint, and hands on learning using supplied course materials (equine first aid materials). Learning will be assessed by participants ability to properly work through real-life scenarios using methods learned during the day.

Module C will be all hands on, no classroom learning. All aspects of this day will be taught in a real-world setting, using client horses and supplied learning materials (ropes, gloves, roping dummies). Learning will be assessed by participants ability to incorporate their newly learned skills into staged real life emergency situations.

Total length of training/learning hours is a minimum of 21 hours. Minimum may be exceeded.


Module A, Day 1

Equi-Health Canada Equine Health and Emergency First Aid Full One Day Course 9am-4:30pm. Minimum 4 participants. No Maximum.

Learn the skills necessary to keep your horse alive in an emergency situation. Learn the information needed for the vet, how to take vital signs, indicators of choke, colic, founder, and more! Learn how to properly bandage wounds and what treatment to take for injuries to the eye. Learn how to treat abscesses, founder, and other forms of lameness! Lots of hands on work with horses! Learn the preventative side of First Aid with proper stretches to prepare your horse for work and prevent sprains, strains, or impact injuries! All supplies provided. Participants receive Certificate and Equine First Aid manual at completion of course. Participants can receive valuable savings on Equine Insurance through Capri Sun Insurance. Lunch provided.

Requirements: Classroom/lunchroom area. Barn area. Horses.


Module B, Day 2

Advanced Equine First Aid Full One Day Course 9am-4:30pm. Minimum 4 participants. No Maximum.

PLAN PREPARE REACT to ANY emergency. Join us for a one day highly advanced equine emergency first aid course and learn what to do in the most EXTREME situations! Covering everything from trapped horses to hypothermia, burns to bites, poison to tie ups, fractures to sucking chest wounds, this course prepares the student to handle the most serious injuries, where without intervention the horse will not survive.

Students will learn how to react in a situation where the horse will not survive its injuries. They will also learn how to rescue a horse from sinkholes, how to prep a horse for extraction from the wilderness. Students will learn how to identify signs of a horse that has been poisoned and how to identify the plants that can cause poison symptoms.

Requirements: Classroom/Meeting room area. Barn area to tie up horses. Horses.


Module C, Day 3

WRR Fundamentals Backcountry Full One Day Course 9am-5pm. Minimum 4 participants. Maximum 14 participants.

Participants must have riding experience. You will learn how to properly coil a rope, twirl a loop, throw a loop, rope dummies from the ground and horseback. Majority of focus will be on horse friendly loops. Conditioning the horse to the rope and to dragging the dummy and heavier loads. You will also learn how to properly and safely dally, keep your horse faced up to the dummy, drag the dummy and heavier loads.

Wranglers and horses will learn how to calmly work a rope from both the front and pulling from behind to help extricate other horses, people, or equipment from dangerous situations while keeping themselves safe. Proper positioning for both the team pulling the load and how to maximize pulling power will also be worked on. We work on things like proper arm, hand, and shoulder movement and positioning, as well as how to aim your loop.

Requirements: Arena/Riding Area. Client Horses. Client’s western saddles (with horn, no English, Aussie, or Dressage styles).

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