- Do not put yourself in danger.
- Stay out of reach of the horse as it may flail at any point (legs and head), put on riding hat.
- The horse will have periods of quiet followed by very sudden flailing.
- Call the vet and/or fire brigade.
- Keep the horse calm (food is helpful in some horses), talk to him from a distance whilst waiting for the vet.
- A single quiet equine companion may be useful to keep nearby while waiting. •Bales, lunge line, lead ropes and riding hats may be useful to have on hand when the vet arrives.