- 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 a 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 for some horses), talk to it from a distance while waiting for the vet.
- A single quiet equine companion may be useful to keep nearby while waiting but get rid of all other horses and human spectators except for any very experienced horse handlers/muscle power.
- Bales, lunge lines, lead ropes and riding hats may be useful to have on hand when the vet arrives.