Equine Safety & Ambulance Training Course for First Responders

Time: 9:00am-4:00pm   |   Location: Four Massachusetts locations

Is your department ready for an equine emergency?

If you’ve witnessed a horse emergency such as a trailer accident, a horse down in a stall, trapped in a ditch, or in a fire in a stable, would you know how to respond?

Whether you are a public safety official, a first responder, or a veterinary professional, this course is essential to prepare you for an equine emergency.  In our one day course, you’ll learn proper handling techniques and get practical hands-on experience, conducting rescue scenarios using our horse training mannequin Lucky.  By the end of the course, you will be able to move large animals safely and quickly in cases of disaster or injury, while preventing potential injuries to the humans involved.  The course offers classroom instruction and hands-on scenarios using our specialized equipment as well as equipment that may be readily available to first responder departments.

Four one day courses are scheduled for 2019 and are FREE for first responders. Classes will be held 9am-4pm unless otherwise noted. Class size is limited to 40 people, allowing each attendee to participate in hands-on sessions.

July 24, 2019

MSPCA at Nevins Farm

400 Broadway

Methuen, MA 01844

August 10, 2019

Belan Stables

17 Montgomery Street

Lakeville, MA 02347

August 17, 2019

Twin Orchard Farm

143 Valley Rd

Southampton, MA. 01073

September 28, 2019

Under Mountain Farm

400 Under Mountain Road

Lenox, MA 01240


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About the MSPCA’s Equine Safety & Rescue Training Program

As the national authority on equine emergency response and rescue, we travel thousands of miles annually to train first responders, veterinarians, humane organizations, and public safety 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.

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.

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