Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Courses

OHC is the primary sponsor and host of Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue courses taught by world renowned expert, Dr. Rebecca Husted.  These trainings are open to anyone, but are specifically geared towards fire department personnel, first responders, veterinarians, search & rescue members, animal rescue specialists, livestock breeders, horse trainers, and any large animal owner that wants to be more prepared.

This intense training will show you the proper was to respond and prepare for large animal emergencies.  The TLAER training courses introduces the latest concepts, techniques, procedures and equipment being used today – to learn to work together on a scene and build a great incident action plan, then extricate the animal safely for both the animal and responders.  All who attend the whole course will receive a certificate of completion.

**The TLAER courses produced by OHC qualify for 16 Oregon Vet Board CE Credits. **

The instructor communicates and networks with people all around the world to develop innovative tactics, techniques and procedures to share with their students. TLAER, Inc’s ongoing research and development focus on simple and practical applications with student-suggested improvements. Courses are updated constantly, allowing students to learn the most current methods and equipment in each course. Instructors are horse and cattle people so they know about the behavior of animals and people and how that applies on-scene.


  • Awareness 2 day course, November 23-24 2024 at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds, McMinnville Oregon.  Register HERE
  • Awareness/Operations 3 day course spring of 2025. Location and date TBA.

COST: Registration is $229 per person for the Awareness level course – includes continental breakfast, lunch, beverages, and snacks for both days.

DISCOUNTS: Oregon Horse Council members can register for $199 and Students are $125 with proof of school enrollment.

REGISTRATION TO THIS EVENT IS NON-REFUNDABLE, BUT IS TRANSFERABLE TO ANOTHER PERSON.  All attendees must pre-register – NO registrations will be accepted at the door.  Credit/debit card payment is accepted or a check may be mailed to our office:  OHC, PO Box 1664, Prineville, OR  97754.  Your spot will not be locked in until payment is received, so please make sure to mail checks quickly.

Participation is limited to 75 people only per class.


• Introduction to Large Animal Behavior and Senses – Normal and Under Stress
• Overview of Containment and Restraint of Large Animals (Physical and Chemical)
• Awareness of Agro-terrorism, Foreign Animal Disease, HAZMAT issues in TLAER
• Awareness of Emergency Decontamination of Animals (Gross methods)
• Highlights of critical medical concerns during large animal incidents
• The Incident Command System related to TLAER incidents
• Awareness of Confined Space, Trench considerations in TLAER
• IN DEPTH – Roles of the Veterinarian, Owner, Emergency Responders & Animal Control
• Awareness of the Simple Manipulation Methods (Forward Assists, Backwards Drag, Hampshire Slip, Cast Horse Roll, etc.)
• Awareness of Transportation Incident Prevention and Response Considerations
• Introduction to Livestock Trailer Wrecks, Overturns & Response
• Overview of Facility Evacuation Planning (Emergencies and Disasters)
• Implementing Proper Emergency Field Humane Euthanasia for Large Animals
• Prevention & Mitigation of Fire Scenarios (barns, wild fire, trailer fires)
• Large Animal Ambulances and considerations for running a service
• Basic Simple Vertical Lifting employment considerations and equipment recommendations
• Awareness of Recumbent Animal recommendations and manipulations
• Introduction to Water Rescue TLAER considerations (Pools, Flat & Swiftwater, etc.)
• Introduction to Unstable Ground and Mud TLAER scenarios
• Introduction to Surface Ice Rescue TLAER scenarios
• Why NOT to use Large Animal Slingloading in Helicopter Operations (specialty circumstances)
• Slings in medical scenarios
• IN-DEPTH – What NOT to do in TLAER – A Review of Live Rescues
• Overview of Basic and TLAER supplies and equipment
• Awareness – Access into Horse Trailers and Confined Spaces in TLAER
• Forward Assist, Backwards Drag, Hampshire Slip & Sideways Drag Demonstration
• Behavior, Approach, Basic Handling, Restraint and Leading Live Animals Demonstrations
• Extrication & Response considerations & cutting equipment

TESTIMONIALS from past attendees in Oregon/Washington:  We have received dozens of testimonials from past participants!  TLAER Testimonies to see them (broken down by representative category).

QUESTIONS:  Contact the Oregon Horse Council office – 971-224-5879 or  For more information, visit: Please feel free to share this event information and invite those in your community who you feel would benefit from a training of this kind.






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