Equine Safety & Ambulance Program

Equine Safety & Rescue Training

Equine Rescue

Rescue Training

Rescue Training

Rescue Training

As the national authority on equine emergency response and rescue, we travel thousands of miles annually to train veterinarians, human organizations, public safety officials, and event officials in rescue and transportation. 

With our innovative rescue equipment, including the Original Rescue Glide® and our horse mannequin Lucky, we conduct hands-on workshops for professionals throughout North America. With the wealth of experience that comes from performing hundreds of real-life rescues, MSPCA staff is able to re-create scenarios that may occur when handling horses and other large animals. Trainings may be tailored to a group’s specific needs, and will include material on large animal body language & behavior, general equine safety, and use of equipment. An average training is conducted over a two day period, however training programs may be customized as appropriate for the group size and level of expertise.

Trainings are conducted throughout the country, but are also held regularly at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm Equine & Farm Animal Center, in Methuen, MA. The 40 acre property and onsite facilities permit groups to practice in an environment conducive to learning, and when appropriate, with the Center’s current animal residents.

The MSPCA’s expertise in the field of equine rescue has been crucial in the start-up of over two dozen equine ambulance programs throughout the country. As a non-profit agency that is dedicated to the protection of horses everywhere, the MSPCA lends its knowledge and experience to humane organizations, state animal response teams, and others who wish to create similar ambulance programs to serve their communities.

The photos to the right highlight a MSPCA Rescue Training Seminar that was conducted with Massachusetts' first responders.

Registration for the 2015 Equine Safety & Ambulance Training Classes is now open.  Click here to learn more and to register for a course.

Read a recent testimonial from an attendee:

Rick Alampi
Executive Director

Dear Rick, I just wanted to say what an incredible training I experienced this weekend with the Massachusetts SPCA on Equine Emergency Extraction and Transportation Training conducted by Roger Lauze.  I truly believe every equine vet should go through this training if they have not had this opportunity.  Roger is a wealth of experience and is an extremely knowledgeable and engaging teacher and I feel much more confident responding to equine trauma situations as a result of his training.  I want to thank the NJVMA for sponsoring such a great event.  I also wanted to thank the organizers, including Russ Lapierre and Donna Smith Curtain as well as the NJTRA for putting on an excellent training venue.  So many times, people make time to complain about whatever... I wanted to make sure I took the time to sing accolades to all!  Thanks again, Karen

Karen Froberg-Fejko, VMD

Clients include:

  • Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center
  • University of California/Davis
  • Rochester Equine Clinic
  • Rolex Kentucky
  • Aiken Department of Public Safety
  • University of Ontario at Guelph
  • University of Minnesota
  • Fair Hill International
  • SMART - State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team
  • PASART - Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team
  • NH DART - New Hampshire Disaster Animal Response Team
  • HSUS - Humane Society of the United States
  • Horse Rescue Inc.
  • New York City Mounted Patrol
  • Cazenovia College, New York
  • Flathead Valley Horse Rescue of Montana
  • Equine Affaire, Springfield, Massachusetts