One of the aims of NSEF is to promote safety in equine activity, Under our education section, we have information on many aspects of horse welfare and safety.
There are many valuable resources and tools that may be of use to you in your efforts to become more "Concussion Aware"
As with several other sports, for the human athlete, concussions are a risk involved with equestrian activity. Click here for a link for the Brain Injury Association of NS concussion information including a concussion card that outlines signs and symptoms of concussions but it contains information on the proper steps to return to activity. Many doctors, parents and coaches do not have this valuable information which can lead to a faster recovery and lower chances of making the injury worse.
Get Concussion Smart Today!
This new Concussion Awareness section on coach.ca is great for parents, coaches, and athletes.
Developed as part of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Active and Safe initiative, this series of resources are designed to help reduce the incidence of brain injuries in team sports and improve decision-making about when it is safe to return to play after a head injury through the following activities:
Making Head Way in Sport – Designed to help coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes, this NCCP multi-sport module covers: what to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion, and how to ensure athletes return to play safely. To get started, coaches will need their CC#. Once completed, this activity will appear on a coach’s transcript as professional development. Spread the word, as this online training is FREE for a limited time only!