Mounted Team

Arnie-Horse

KCSO VSAR has a highly trained and active mounted team.

What are the advantages of using horses for search and rescue work?

  • Horses can travel faster and farther than their human counterparts.
  • Horses give their riders a higher viewing platform to search from.
  • Mounted-TeamHorses can transport needed equipment such as medical, block & tackle, litters and radio equipment.
  • Horses are very aware of their surroundings and will alert their rider to anything out of the ordinary.
  • Mounted searchers can stay out longer and are more rested at the end of a search.