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These two pieces of equipment would be invaluable additions to our rescue equipment cache. We have had some generous donations from contributors and horse owners after rescue calls set aside toward purchasing this equipment, but we still need more help to make it happen.
Please consider making a donation (tax-deductible under IRC Sec 170) or contributing to our GoFundMe campaign!
Portable Equine Rescue Frame
WE DID IT !! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS !!
THE BIPOD COMPONENTS OF THIS PORTABLE EQUINE RESCUE FRAME ARE IN HAND !!
We will be doing team member training on the equipment as soon as we can and expect to have the frame added to our equipment cache, available to the horses, this spring! We are continuing on with our fundraising so that we can complete the frame by adding the tripod components – head, foot and third column – for this spring, too! This will be the only portable equine rescue frame like it north of Virginia!
This rescue frame is designed specifically for horses and is used to lift a recumbent horse from the ground or to be placed over a well, sinkhole or unstable ground etc. to effect a vertical lift rescue of an entrapped horse. It was designed by a Veterinarian whom is also a mechanical engineer, so it is truly purpose designed to make equine vertical lifts as safe as possible – for both the horse and its rescuers! The rescue frames which fire departments or their technical rescue teams have are usually rated for only “two man” loads, or about 600lbs, while horses weigh between 900 to 2,000 lbs. This rescue frame is made to accommodate the weight of horses, is tall enough to accommodate the height of their head and neck once they have been lifted to a standing position and is sturdy enough to withstand the anticipated forces of any thrashing. The purpose designed equine rescue sling we utilize with this frame has a quick release system, further enhancing scene safety.
This portable rescue frame is versatile and has interchangeable parts designed to allow different configurations – a tripod in a standalone platform for a straight lift or bipod configuration which also allows horizontal movement of the horse.
This equipment can be brought to any scene – to places where there is no access to heavy equipment, or when heavy equipment (agricultural size tractor, a crane or a backhoe – is not available.
It can be set up by as few as two persons.
It is quiet and much less stressful to a recumbent or entrapped horse than heavy machinery as well!
A portable rescue frame would be unequaled throughout the entire region and would be a cornerstone of our equipment and unique capabilities.
Please help bring this state of the art equine technical rescue equipment to our area! Click on the GoFundMe logo to donate.