Mounted Search and Rescue

 

 

The Mounted Search and Rescue team was formed to assist the Randall County Sheriffs office on horseback with search and rescue! Today MSAR is still going strong. If you would like to join MSAR please contact Rick Stalder 806-676-1812 or Lonnie Hoagland 806-674-0913

 

Active members of RCSP MSAR


1. All horses used by current MSAR members MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A CURRENT COGGINS TEST FORM.

2. Not only must you be certified to be an active member of MSAR, but your horse must be as well! It is improtant you have a good mount! There are several obsticals and noises you and your horse can and will face out on a search! 

               a) Click here to see examples of Obsitcal Training for your horses!

               b) We know how important training is for you and your horse! MSAR leaders want to insure that you are fully prepared for a search whenever they arise! We make it a point to have as many mock searches as possible throughout the year so that members are always ready to go when called on! Click on the drop down MSAR Training tab at the top to find out more information on training for you and your horse!

2. It is mandatory that all MSAR members have a Volunteer Card issued by the Randall County Sheriff's Office. These cards are free of charge to the members. Members must have this Volunteer Card on their person in order to participate in a search and rescue call out. 
 
Mounted Search and Rescue Officers and Duties

MSAR Marshal - Rick Stalder   (Pictured Right, on Left)                                                               38714294 2083361105020903 6987833334424403968 n
-In charge of all functions of the unit
-Report ongoing status directly to agency in charge of the incident
-Maintain contact between MSAR and law enforcement officials
-Supervise MSAR members during all search and rescue missions

Deputy Marshal - Lonnie Hoagland   (Pictured Right, on Right)
-Assist marshal as requested
-Responsible for notifying first responders, either by phone or email.
-Communicate with team leaders and inform them of the possible call out. Provide information regarding location, time, and materials needed.
-Report status and number of personnel responding to the marshal
-Report status of the incident and assests needed to the marshal
-Assist ground crew as needed

First Responders (Mounted Group)
-Report to the Deputy marshal
-Make initial contact with agency in charge and inform Deputy Marshal regarding assests required.

Ground Crew Officer -Open

-Maintain communication with the search team regarding current status of mission and changes as they occur. Report ongoing status to agency in charge.

-Obtain additional supplies requested by the search crew.

Search Crew
-Conduct search under direct supervision of Marshal, Deputy Marshal, and law enforcement personnel.
-Maintain communication with Ground Crew regarding current status of search, changes, and additional supplies.

Team Leaders -Pat and Elaine Tucker, Jimmy and Anne Jones
-Will contact team members regarding possible call out
-Provide information to team members regarding location, time, and materials needed.
-Report their team status back to Deputy Marshal

Trail Boss - Lonnie Hoagland    (Pictured Right)                                                 

Do you want to become involved with Mounted Search and Rescue?? Please feel free

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   (Pictured Left- Team Leaders and Long time MSAR members Elaine and Pat Tucker 

Right- Jimmy Jones)

 

 

 

 

Group search with MSAR members (Bottom left)                                                                                   

Group search training, introducing horses to a Helicoptor! (Bottom right) 

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2018 MSAR members at a group moc search! (Bottom center)

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MSAR Training

Training is so important for the horse and rider, both need to be aware of all the different situations that can arise while on a search. The rider needs to be aware of how their horse will react in most any given situation. Practice, practice, practice! 


Training a Search Horse                           

Obstacle Training

Example of an Equine Test for Search and Rescue Horse

 

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Requirements

Requirements