Häst Large Animal Rescue Equipment
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2787 Floyd Highway South
Floyd Virginia   24091-3055

Telephone:  804-286-0832          Contact Us            Place an Order          Fax:  804-592-6912
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24 January 2019:   Over the next several months we will be completely revamping this website to make a much more responsive and frankly nicer looking site that should be easy to view and navigate and will better highlight our products.  Stay tuned.  This will be our biggest overhaul in many years!  Some of the back pages will be updated sooner than later, thus you may notice a difference in styles as we roll the new site in gradually.

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Häst Rescue Frames

Many years ago we began to produce aluminum bipods that had an updated
design from ones that had been on the market.  Our initial intention was to produce
one style with a fixed angle of 24 degrees which seemed optimum. Soon after,
there was also a demand for tripods as well for other angles.  Hence, our systems
have evolved over the years to what we feel are a comprehensive line of frames.

There are three frames available:  A Monopod, Bipod, and Tripod. Both
the Bipod and the Tripod are available in 8 different "stances", ranging from
a wide stance Model 30 to a narrow Model 16.  The Model 24 seems to be
a good all around compromise for most situations.  We can, however, make
ANY angle between 16 - 30 degrees, the choice is yours.

Click here for more information on the Häst Rescue Frames.
Becker Sling

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.  This is a "Full Body Lift" as opposed to some of the other skeletal lifts offered by other companies.   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.  We are currently working on some new optional configurations that will be beneficial if extra security is required.

For more information and to order:  Becker Sling 

Note:  Our horse model Majestic II is smaller and much thinner
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  Rescue Straps
Our new XXL pulley is now available, having passed a destructive
 load test giving it a 10,000 WLL with a 4:1 safety ratio.

For more information, go to our XXL Pulley page!

Our New Picket Bar!

We were tasked to make a new style picket bar for anchors.
While there are other bars on the market, we needed one that
could accept an elevated load, such as our Rescue Bipod.

For more information, go to our Accessories page!

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 designed
 their top rails and hoist system to specifically interface with the spread bar.

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