Mounted Search

Mounted Team members are responders on horseback, and are primarily search responders, but can also can provide off-road logistics support and transportation. Mounted SAR responders can in some terrains move faster on the ground than a human on foot, can transport more equipment, and may be physically less exhausted than a SAR responder performing the same task on foot. Horses, like dogs, have acute senses and can assist as search animals. Mounted SAR responders typically have longer initial response times than ground search resources, due to the time required to pick up a trailer, the horse(s), and perhaps also water, feed, and equipment.