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Introduction to Large Animal Rescue for Horse Owners

A "Teach It Yourself" Class on CDRom

What information does the class contain?

  • Scene Safety
  • Incident Command System -- Working with your Responders
  • When to call the Equine Veterinarian
  • Safe Trailering
  • Barn Fire Safety
  • Practice How to Tie
    • An Emergency Harness
    • An Emergency Halter
  • Getting your Horse out of the Trouble He's In
    • Removing a Horse from an Overturned Trailer
    • Drags and Lifts

This CD-Rom is designed to be taught in a classroom.

This "Teach It Yourself" class is designed for horse owners who are interested in being prepared to remove – or help remove – their horse from a life-threatening incident.

Intro to LAR for Horse Owners gives you basic information to help you work with the emergency response system in your area.

This class is a significant addition to the teaching tools of CERT (Disaster preparedness) and Equine Management instructors, and will provide invaluable information for horse owners everywhere. Hands-on practice helps reinforce lessons on tying an emergency halter and harness.

Are you owned by a horse?
This beloved family member may need emergency rescue at some time in his life. With this CDRom, you and your family can learn how you can be prepared to rescue him. Why wait until disaster strikes? Keep yourself safe when helping your horse!

According to experts,
the most critical safety issue at the scene of a large animal incident is the
responders' lack of knowledge of and experience aroundlarge animals.
They're not trained for it, and it is dangerous in ways they just don't understand.

Be prepared to help them. Know how rescues are structured and the language used so your help will be accepted by the professionals!

Why should groups, including disaster rescuers, need this information?

Disaster and rescue groups often need to train their volunteers before sending them out into the field. This CDRom provides an overview of working with one of the larger and more dangerous animals they may be called upon to rescue.

Businesses involving horses, such as boarding stables, grooms, trainers, and breeders are constantly hiring new personnel. Make sure your new employees understand this vital information involving the animals they are working around. A little prevention goes a long way toward ensuring the comfort of your critters.

The information contained in the CDRom is basic – an overview of life saving rescue techniques that might be needed by any large animal at some time in his life – and would be of interest to Fire Departments, disaster rescue groups, Humane Societies, and large animal businesses looking for an easy to teach class.

Who should buy this CD Rom?

  • CERT instructors
  • Horse Owners
  • Emergency Response agencies
  • Equine and other large animal Veterinarians
  • Animal Control officers
  • Humane Societies
  • Disaster Rescue groups
  • Horse Rescue groups
  • Large Animal Businesses
  • Horse Haulers and trailer companies
  • and anyone who is planning on working around horses or wants to know about them.

What does this CD Rom contain?

  • Directions for set up
  • A Powerpoint Slide Show with over 90 slides and training notes
  • Additional material in handouts for your students
  • Blank Certificate of Completion
  • Feedback form
Class typically runs about 3 to 4 hours, depending on number of students and level of participation.

Equipment needed includes a computer, Powerpoint Projector, screen, rope, stuffed animals.

Language: English

Sample slides

If you are looking for someone to teach this class,
click HERE to find out who has already purchased a copy.

If you are interested in translating this class into a language other than English, please contact us.
We'd like to see this information shared around the world.


Teach the class to your local Fire Department and other emergency responders, or give the CD to your local horse rescue group to use as a fundraiser!

Save a horse! Save a life! Make the world a better place!

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Michelle Staples teaches CPR, CERT (disaster preparedness), Emergency Pet First Aid, Introduction to LAR for Horse Owners, and Horse Awareness and Safety, is an EMT and a horse owner who has been involved with Standardbred rescue for over 16 years. She has served as a Guest Lecturer for the University of Guelph's online Equine Science Certificate.