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In addition to the "Files to Download", this page includes the following resources:

  • Large Animal Technical Rescue emergency contacts, educational books, and recommended response teams and training organizations
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Training (free - online)
  • Layover Farms/Facilities for Equine Transports (these are farms/facilities that we have personally stayed at or visited and recommend to others who are travelling with equines)
  • Emergency Evacuation Stabling and Transport Contacts (these farms/facilities and transporters have volunteered their information for this purpose and we can not endorse or recommend any specifically as we have no personal knowledge of most of these contacts, we are just sharing the information)

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Rope Rescue Knots, and MEchanical Advantage

Slip Knot

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Slip Knot -   Simple loop in rope's end, loosens when tail end is pulled.

Form a loop in the end of the rope. Prepare a bight in the short end. Tuck the bight through the loop and tighten. The knot can be used as temporary stopper knot. 

Overhand Knot

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Overhand Knot - The simplest of single strand stopper knots.

Form a loop and pass the end through it. Tighten it to form the Overhand Knot. When pulled tight it can function as a simple stopper knot. 

Sheet Bend Knot

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Sheet Bend Knot - Joins two ropes of unequal, or similar, size.  

Form a bight in the thicker rope (blue) and hold it in one hand. Pass the thinner rope (red) through the bight and behind the (blue) tail and standing ends in that order. Finally, tuck the smaller rope under itself to finish the knot. 

Half Hitch

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Half Hitch - Used to tie a rope around an object and back to itself. 

Form a loop around the object. Pass the end around the standing end and through the loop. Tighten into a Half Hitch which is designed to take a load (Arrow) on the standing end. 

Clove Hitch

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Clove Hitch - Simple "weak" hitch to attach rope to a pole or ring.

Form a loop in the working end of the rope. Place it over the post. Form a second loop identical to the first. Place it over the post and tighten. 

Figure 8 Knot

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Figure 8 Knot - Non-binding, quick and convenient stopper knot. 

Pass the tail over itself to form a loop. Continue under and around the standing end. Complete the knot by passing the tail down through the loop. 

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Figure 8 Bend

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Figure 8 Bend - Secure, simple method for joining two ropes.

The knot is dressed so that both the outermost turns are separated away from the two ropes they were crossing and tightened down inside their neighboring ropes. 

Figure 8 Follow Through

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Figure 8 Follow Through - Links to closed ring by re-threading technique.  

Start by tying a loose Figure 8 knot. Pass the tail around the attachment point. Follow the original Figure 8 around the entire knot in reverse. Exit beside the standing end to complete a two stranded Figure 8 knot. 

Figure 8 Double Loop

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Figure 8 Double Loop - Stable double loop in the middle of a piece of rope.

With a long bight in the rope use two double loops to tie a Figure 8 knot. Then pass the end of the original bight under, up, and over the whole knot. Pull it tight to lock the two loops. 

Handcuff Knot

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Handcuff Knot - Can be used as a rescue chair or animal restraint.

Use the rope to form two identical loops. Overlap them as though tying a Clove Hitch. Then thread each loop through the other loop and tighten. Insert the victim's limbs into the loops, tighten, and apply traction. 

Butterfly Loop Knot

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Butterfly Loop Knot - Secure loop in the middle of a length of rope. 

Wrap the rope around your hand twice. At the end of turn one, position the rope close to your fingertips. Continue around and complete turn two back near your thumb. Pick up the turn near your fingertips. 

Wrap it around the other two turns. Slide the knot off your hand and tighten by pulling on the loop and the ends.

Double Fishermans Knot

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Double Fishermans Knot - Securely joins two ropes of similar size.

Overlap the two ends. Wrap one end around both ropes two full turns. Then pass this end back through these turns and pull tight. Next pass the other end two full turns around both ropes. Pass this end back through and pull tight. Pull on both ropes to tighten the two knots against each other.   The back view of the Double Fisherman's is extremely neat and symmetrical. When ropes of the same color are used, it appears that four identical loops encircle the junction. 

Prusik Loop (Progress Capture)

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Prusik Loop - Symmetrical 3-turn slide and grip (friction) knot.

Use a piece of cord formed into a loop. Pass the knot around the rope three times inside the loop. Make sure the turns lie neatly beside each other and pull the knot tight. 

Square Knot

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Square Knot - Simple way to join two ropes made up of two half-knots.

Take two ropes and cross them (red over blue) to form a half knot. Cross them a second time (red over blue again) and pull the ends tight to form the Square Knot. 

Bowline Knot

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 Bowline Knot - Reasonably secure loop in a rope's end and easy to undo.

Form a small loop leaving enough rope for the desired loop size. Pass the end of the rope through the loop as though making an overhand knot. Continue around the standing end and then back through the small loop. 

Halter Hitch (Quick Release Knot)

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 Halter Hitch (Quick Release Knot) - Quick release knot commonly used to secure a horse.

Start with a safety Baling-String loop. Pass the rope through the string loop, across in front, and then behind both strands to form a Rope-Loop. Pass a Bight through the Rope-Loop to make the Knot. For security pass the tailend through the Bight. 

Water Knot (Webbing Only)

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Water Knot - Joins two pieces of webbing strapping by re-threading.

Tie a loose overhand knot in the end of the strap. Thread the other strap in the reverse direction following the exact path of the first overhand knot. Pull the knot tight. 

Girth Hitch (Webbing)

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Girth Hitch - Uses a webbing loop sling to attach an item to a harness or other equipment.  

Pass the loop of the strap around the harness, strap, or rope. Thread the other end of the strap through the loop. Make sure the strap lies neatly and then pull it tight. 

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HOW MUCH ROPE WILL it TAKE?

HOW TO CALCULATE THE AMOUNT OF ROPE NEEDED TO MOVE AN ANIMAL:


?-Feet Distance to Move the Animal (raised/lowered/dragged) 

x  (multiply by) the Number of Returns (Reeves) through the entire

     Pulley System 

+  (add) 1  for the single Haul Line 

+  (add) 4-Feet Allowance for the Hardware in System 

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=  (equals) Total Amount of Rope (Feet) Needed to Move the Animal (raise/lower/drag) ?-Feet Distance

FILES FOR DOWNLOAD

4HLAS Facility / Farm ICE Form (pdf)

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4HLAS In Case of Emergency (ICE) / Limited Power Of Attorney (POA) for Animal Healthcare Form (pdf)

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4HLAS In Case of Emergency (ICE) / Limited Power Of Attorney (POA) Form for Non-Owner Transport (pdf)

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4HLAS In Case of Emergency (ICE) / Limited Power Of Attorney (POA) Form for Owner / Agent Transport (pdf)

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4HLAS Limited Power of Attorney for Animal Healthcare (pdf)

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4HLAS Facility / Farm Fire Prevention Checklist (pdf)

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4HLAS Facility / Farm Emergency Pre-Plan Info (pdf)

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4HLAS Large Animal First Aid Kit (pdf)

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4HLAS Basic On-Hand LAR Equipment List (pdf)

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4HLAS LAR Guidelines and Equipment List (pdf)

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4HLAS Resource List Recommendations (pdf)

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4HLAS Trailer / Transportation Incident Response Guidelines (pdf)

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Equine Vital Signs (pdf)

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Accidental Hypothermia Considerations in Large Animal Rescue (pdf)

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4HLAS Hurricane Evacuation and Emergency Preparedness Recommendations (pdf)

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Disaster Preparedness Info (pdf)

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Basic Concepts in HazMat Decon for Large Animals (pdf)

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Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines (pdf)

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Equine Health Check List (pdf)

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"Golden Hour" of Large Animal Rescue (pdf)

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Guide to Managing Risks when New and Inexperienced Persons Interact with Horses (pdf)

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Safe Handling of Large Animals (pdf)

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Horse Examination Guidelines (pdf)

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Equine Sedation, Anesthesia, and Analgesia (pdf)

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Equine Field Anesthesia (pdf)

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AVMA Guidelines for Euthanasia of Animals (pdf)

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Procedures for Humane Euthanasia of Livestock (pdf)

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Rope Rescue / Rigging - Knot Strength (pdf)

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Rope Rescue / Rigging - Knot and Cord Strength (pdf)

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Guide to Trailer Tying (pdf)

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To Tie or Not to Tie - Transporting Horses (pdf)

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Spontaneous Combustion in Hay Stacks (pdf)

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layover farms / facilities for equine transport

KENTUCKY

Barbara Poole, DVM     (859) 227-1453 

NORTH CAROLINA

Rob Chase / Kim Krivit, DVM      (910) 308-6543

ALABAMA

  • Salter Farms      9565 Scott Dairy Loop Road S, Mobile AL

Rachael Salter       (251) 401-6228  

NEBRASKA

         Dr. Bryan and Diane Buss     (402) 362-5439 

MARYLAND

 Park Ranger Office (410) 398-1246 

VIRGINIA

Office (540) 464-2950

  • Perennial Inn at Desiderata Farm      7366 Laurel Hill Ln, Rixeyville, VA 

 Mary Potter     (703) 856-6003 

Todd Johnson      (540) 955-4099

  • Conwy at Clay Hill     170 Clay Hill Farm Ln, Millwood (Boyce) VA

Iona Pillion     (540) 837-2284  /  (540) 539-5215

SOUTH CAROLINA

Kelly Sigler Patterson      (803) 522-4395 

TENNESSEE

Marie      (931) 619-0773

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