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Rescuing the 4th Ward School horse

This call, which was not unusual, illustrates why we have standard procedures and why responders from various groups who turn out together to calls need to operate from the same training background and procedures. There are usually several operations going on at the same time that need to be in synch in order to be effective and safe. This incident involved a young range stallion with a significantly injured hind leg found next to the Fourth Ward School in VC. That means he was just a few yards off SR-341. Our objective was to remove him for veterinary care without exacerbating his injuries. Our strategy was to load him on the street below, so we needed to prevent him from spooking and

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