Horse Rescue – Horse

Fast and safe procedures

The Smith Valley Fire Department was first on the scene. They don’t know how long the Persians have been trapped, but by the time they arrived, they weren’t able to put in much physical effort. So they called Sarah Grace Broussard, who runs a large animal rescue team from her Rebecca farm. Her first reaction? Move the bridge.

Usually, you might be able to lead the horse down a hole or stream to a place where it can get traction and get itself out, Husted says. Or you can motivate the horse to jump on its own by rolling it on its side. However, in this scenario, the point of moving the bridge was to provide more space for the handlers to get the mare into the rescue glide. She was cold and depressed and unlikely to get up and walk to the waiting trailer without help.

“Our rescue slip is a piece of plastic that we put next to the horse’s body,” Husted explains. It not only makes the process of lifting and vertical pulling the horse out of the creek easier, but also protects her skin and body from injury during the process. Two pieces of harness – one wrapped around the horse’s chest directly behind the front legs and one directly in front of the back legs – help secure the horse when gliding and also serve as a hand grip for pulling.

“We make sure the horse is tethered like a little psychopath so he doesn’t struggle, jump, pull or shiver,” Husted says. “It’s a 4″ belt, so it’s nice and wide and doesn’t pinch the horse. Don’t do it with ropes!”

This rescue team also came equipped with a nicopoulos needle to help guide the straps around the horse’s body. “It’s just a metal needle large enough to wrap around the horse’s chest and attach to your harness to pull it down,” she says. In the question, Husted says you can also use a tool like the longe whip, which has a solid end to slide under the horse and a flexible part to guide

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