A British horse trainer who promotes natural horsemanship, whereby she only uses her body language and vocal commands to tutor horses, has shared with the world a fun and quirky lesson a couple of her ponies have learned.
Emma Massingale, 36, from Devon, trained two adorable ponies called Albert and Ernie to perform CPR and created a humorous video with her fiance as the “patient.”
As the scene plays out, Jeremy falls off his steed and “collapses” on the ground.
In no time, Albert and Ernie, donned with blue emergency kits strapped across their backs, come trotting onto the scene.
While Jeremy is lying flat on his back, Albert and Ernie perform what appears to be CPR compressions on his chest, using their hooves … don’t try this at home folks, for those of you who happen to have a horse!
In the cute video filmed by a professional, every point of their performance is being checked off on a list by the instructor.
Even the correct cycles including simulated breathing were all carried out to perfection by the two adorable ponies.
Albert and Ernie have had the call and we are off on a life saving mission today!!
Through this little exercise, Emma wants to highlight the value and abilities of horses.
“I just wanted to show people that ponies and horses can be just as clever and useful as dogs,” she said, reports The Sun.
“They can be trained to do incredible things in the same ways that service dogs can and they can carry out all sorts of useful jobs which people might not have considered before.”
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Albert and Ernie are real stars—they did a sterling job and passed their first-aid test with flying colors.
Emma clarified: “I’m not saying a pony can do actual CPR but I just wanted to show how intelligent they are in a light-hearted fun way that captures people’s attention and imagination.
“I’ve had Albert and Ernie for three to four years so the training is ongoing but this particular skill took a few weeks to perfect. The hardest thing was getting them to repeat the sequence—the compressions followed by the breaths—but they picked it up very quickly.
“The ponies were happy to play along and enjoyed every minute.”
Watch “CPR” performed in this cute video below:
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