|Häst Large Animal Rescue
2787 Floyd Highway South
Floyd Virginia 24091-3055
Water Rescue Harness
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|Our Mission and Announcements
Häst is a professional service corporation
dedicated to the needs of rescue personnel. Client driven,
our top priority is safety.
Failure of equipment during a rescue is simply not an option.
Much care and consideration has been given to every detail. And
while we have established products, we constantly strive towards
improvements on each and every detail. Interest in our products
comes from all over the world. To see our sales in slings, water
rescue harnesses, rescue straps, rescue frames, and component sales, click on this link for a detailed
list by country and state: Product
One important aspect of our success is derived from several persons and
organizations with whom we have developed a cooperative effort for new
design features. We would like to acknowledge the following for
their feedback and help in both past improvements as well as ones that
will soon be announced. These are, but not exclusive to:
James Danner at LARRCo,
Eric Thompson at EERU,
Dr Olivier Lepage of Lyon France,
Al and Sarah Filice of TLAER-WEST,
Justin and Tori McLeod of NCSMART,
along with Willis Lamm and others.
Check out our new "Instant Release" Spread Bar for the Becker Sling.
We are also beginning to make training and demonstration videos.
You can also visit us on:
Becker Sling featured in Kyle Zanetti Trailers.
When Kyle Zanetti was designing their new ambulance, after considerable
research, they decided to use a Becker Sling in their trailer. They
their top rails and hoist system to specifically interface with the spread
For more information, click on:
NCHA & KYLE ZANETTI TRAILERS LEADING THE WAY IN EQUINE SAFETY
|Introducing our new
For more information, go to our Zoos and
||Häst Rescue Frames
After months of hard work, we are very
proud to announce that the Häst Rescue Frame is now a reality!
Looking for something suitable that was heavy to demonstrate its
capabilities, the family car took one for the team! Simple
in design and use, this frame showed no stress at all in taking
on this load. Made entirely of aluminum, the frame should
give your agency years of reliable service for those rescues
where a vertical lift is required.
There are three frames available: A Monopod, Bipod, and Tripod.
Both the Bipod and the Tripod are available in 5 different
from the wide stance Model 24 shown to the left to a narrow
Model 16 if your
typical environment has space limitations. The choice is yours!
Click here for more information on the
Häst Rescue Frames.
Developed in 2004, the Becker Sling has
been the flagship of our rescue equipment. The design
originated from one used by Tomas and Rebecca Gimenez in their
technical large animal rescue instruction courses. Over
the years, the system has undergone numerous advancements,
with the addition of D rings to the body slings, marine quality
high resiliency foam pads, the adjustable chest sling, and
upgrades to the support system. This has culminated in
November 2015 with our new "Instant Release" Spread Bar System.
For more information and to order:
Note: Our horse model Majestic II is smaller and much
than an average horse. The Häst Water Rescue Harness will
fit a very large range of horses up to very large draft breeds.
|Water Rescue Harness
Several years ago we
received a call from a horse facility with a water treadmill.
They had suffered an accident with a horse that turned itself
upside down in the water. They had no easy means of
rescue. Fortunately, they were able to drain the water
quickly so that the horse did not drown. From that
request, the water rescue harness was conceived. It can be
used prior to swimming a horse or during a water rescue. The
unit is designed to be placed on the horse much like a driving
surcingle and has closed cell foam so that it will float!
For many years, we have supplied Version 1.0 which as been
successful. However, due to our new capabilities, the
water rescue harness has undergone a complete revision with a
new chest float and quick release catches on both the chest
float and girth for quick extraction if the need were to arise.
This latest design is designated Version 2.4 and should fit any
sized animal with a wide amount of adjustability.
For more information and to order:
Water Rescue Harness
| Rescue Straps
One of our new rescue products is a complete line of rescue straps.
These can be made in either
4 inch wide webbing or 6 inch webbing, depending upon your
application. Our nylon is soft and supple,
making it very comfortable for the patient.
The price on this strap is quite affordable and can
easily be included into your
order for a Becker Sling. Since it can be shipped and stored in the same container, no additional
shipping fees are needed. Rescue straps are one of those "must have" pieces of equipment that one should
be in every rescue cache. For sizes and pricing go to
||We would like to announce the newest member
of our team!! "Majestic II" arrived
in mid September just before we left for the Conference in
Virginia Beach of the
Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads. There, he
was a hit demonstrating
the new Rescue Frame and Becker Sling. His new position
here at Häst is to model
new and existing equipment and help us produce some training
videos for our
equipment in the future. Named in honour after my beloved
horse of 26 years,
he is currently standing in the front yard as an attraction to
the passers by.
Visitors to our Website!
This page last updated on 23 April2017 at 1606 UTC.
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