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July 2010

CLASSES and CONFERENCES

Information on LAR and related classes, as well as speaking engagements/conferences, and requests for classes. For a complete list of classes, visit www.saveyourhorse.com/wholearn.htm

NOTE TO INSTRUCTORS: Please submit your new classes at the end of each month to be included in the next month's newsletter. ALSO: You are welcome to send in your class lists and I will send out a notice to each student inviting them to subscribe to the newsletter. Thank you.

REQUESTS

CLASSES

Ongoing classes North Strabane Fire Dept, Canonsburg, PA (Just south of Pittsburg) LAR Awareness for First Responders and Save Your Horse! A Safety Seminar for Horse Owners. Those that attend the seminar will receive a Certificate of Attendance for the purpose of reimbursements or to forward on to your equine insurance carrier. Call 724-745-1010, ext. 333, or email ed.childers@nstfd.org

July 17 LAR Awareness for First Responders, Armstrong County, PA

Sept 11 LAR Awareness for First Responders, Washington County, PA Group 1

Sept 11 LAR Awareness for First Responders, Washington County, PA Group 2

Sept 18 Save Your Horse, A Safety Seminar for Horse Owners - Harts Run Pony Club/Allegheny County Fire Academy

Oct 16 Save Your Horse, A Safety Seminar for Horse Owners - Centre County, PA, CART

Above classes by North Strabane Fire Dept. Call 724-745-1010, ext. 333, or email ed.childers@nstfd.org

July 17, Trailer Loading Demo. San Diego//Orange County, CA. (619) 473-0091 www.lenjuddhorsepower.com or www.bethanypappanitraining.com (619) 733-7830

Sept 17-19 Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Operations Level Course, in Hope Mills, NC, near Fayetteville. Contact Tori Miller at 910-494-8210 or NCTLAER@aol.com

Classes by Deb and John Fox: www.largeanimalrescue.com

STORIES AND NEWS

WASART News: They now have 68 members located in 5 counties in W. Washington who have been trained to respond to emergencies or disasters in the field. Of those, 32 have obtained training in LAR, TAR, and related courses including Animal Assessment and Trailer Loading Concepts. Go to www.WashingtonSART.org for more info.

Shea Porr, VA Tech's MARE Center, and TLAER get a big write up in The Post's summer edition. Check it out at the TLAER website! http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=1657 Texas emergency vet team ,p. Rebecca Gimenez is on military duty all summer. You go, girl!

This month's "Large Animals in the News"

SUCCESSFUL RESCUES

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/06/ranger-ingenuity-401-horse-rescued-canyon-whiskeytown-national-recreation-area5988?nocache=1#comment-23369 Horse rescued out of a canyon.

http://wake.mync.com/site/Wake/news/story/52664/overheated-horse-shuts-down-wake-co.-road/ Moore County Equine Emergency Response Unit responded to a trailer related heat emergency

http://www.mysullivannews.com/2010/06/firefighters-rescue-horse-from-second-story-barn/ How the heck did he get up THERE???

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/england/berkshire/10384632.stm http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/roundup/articles/2010/06/23/47056-horses-saved-from-fire-horror/&ct=ga&cad=:s1:f1:v0:i0:lt:e0:p0:t1277290869:&cd=S1EpHXGM418&usg=AFQjCNGVvbenn1VY2ywHEBfMdmFwxacKDA Four horses trapped in a block of stables during a fire in Berkshire are rescued by firefighters and specially-trained officers.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/barn-collapse-traps-horse-and-mule-062310 Mule saved; horse dies

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/hyndburn/8245951.Horse_rescued_from_Baxenden_pond/ Horse in the mud - UK

http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/3869476/Horse-rescued-from-upside-down-ordeal NZ horse rescued http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37320922/from/ET/?beginSlide=1 why didn't they just walk him out???

http://www.gazette.com/articles/colorado-99632-springs-emergency.html Horse injured but ok

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/england/devon/10248311.stm Horse stuck in fence falls asleep on vet

http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/jake-takes-the-plunge-in-the-pool-33063.aspx Horse rescued from pool

http://www.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=144936&catid=40 Stable flooded; horses rescued

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/rac-chopper-winches-injured-horse-rider-to-hospital/story-e6frg13u-1225884661095 Helo lift of rider injured in horse accident - australia

http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_07bcae22-72bd-11df-8cea-001cc4c03286.html Same thing; different country

UNSUCCESSFUL RESCUES

All good here

TRAINING STORIES

Nothing new here

ACCIDENT and MISCELLANEOUS STORIES

http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/manitoba/2010/06/04/14272781.html Man tortures and kills many horses and the judge slaps him on the wrist! Incredible! There's a special place in hell for pond scum like this! And the judge too, for letting him off!

http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID%3D/20100623/GJNEWS_01/706239890/-1/FOSNEWS&ct=ga&cad=:s1:f1:v0:i0:lt:e0:p0:t1277277833:&cd=eZE4P_Ur9Pg&usg=AFQjCNFLqiYBLIiY75Oz9MJrmLP3_avIog Another bad situation

http://www.kvoa.com/news/horses-abused-in-drug-trade-get-second-chance/ Just when you thought the drug trafficking from Mexico couldn't get worse! Horses are involved and left to die!

http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/four-questions-to-ask-your-dairy-farmer2/ Article on dairy cows

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http://newstalkradiowhio.com/localnews/2010/06/horse-injured-after-accident-w.html Horse in road hit by car

http://powelltribune.com/index.php/content/view/3461/1/ Horse rolls on cowboy - kills him. Bronc riding: bad for horses, bad for riders!

http://www.argusleader.com/article/20100617/NEWS/100617019/1001/news Horses spook - injured kids at camp taken to hospital

http://www.lex18.com/news/men-riding-horses-hit-by-car

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20100603/NEWS01/100603005/Sweet+Grass+County+woman+killed+in+horse+accident Montana woman killed

http://www.banderabulletin.com/articles/2010/06/02/news/570.txt Horse and rider killed after being hit by car

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/8174449.Kendal_teenager_s_horse_dies_at_riding_competition/ Horse bleeds to death

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/police/all-mc-berks-horse-accident.7293617jun04,0,7177936.story Horse killed; rider injured

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/23661479/detail.html Man arrested after stable burned to the ground while horses, goats and chickens locked inside.

http://www.wboy.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=80478 Bullies threaten girl for seven months, and then kill her horse. And the bullies weren't stopped during the seven months because ........?

http://www.kansas.com/2010/05/26/1331221/identity-of-man-killed-in-motorcycle.html Horse and motorcyclist die.

http://www.montgomerycountynews.net/index.php?module=article&view=1343 Horse and rider hit by vehicle; die.

http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2010/05/29/177461_news.html Woman hits horses, all die.

http://www.calgarysun.com/news/alberta/2010/05/21/14034771.html Young girl falls off horse and dies.

EQUIPMENT and SUPPLIES

Nothing new here

NEW LINKS

New class! www.horsecoursesonline.com and click on the course title: Equine Safety and Rescue. Teaches basic information needed to ensure your horse gets the best and safest help possible, including the protocol for interacting with emergency responders. Students who complete the course earn a Certificate of Achievement or college credit toward a Bachelor of Science degree from Breyer State University. Whether you are pursuing a career in horses, or just interested in good information, this is the class for you!

LESSONS LEARNED

http://video.rr.com/?v=5Ad_x6bnhLpr05hJ2pLz8lv97eFsAi95 "You play with the bull you get the horns!"

INNOVATIONS

Nothing new here

OUR SOCIETY AT LARGE(and other miscellaneous stuff)

We are now over 250 members. Congrats to the latest TLAER classes and welcome to the newsletter. Please contribute!

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Summer seems to be a benign time -- sunshine, warmth, picnics in the park. But the number of accidents reported here would attest to the dangers! Be careful out there while you're enjoying the lovely weather. Summer is also a slow time for the newsletter, so please send in your stories, news reports, questions and comments, and your LAR experiences! We want to hear from you -- all 250 of us! Happy Fourth of July all! Michelle


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