For the Horse Team both the horse and rider must qualify by passing a rigorous battery of testing. This team can reach the far reaches of the Wilderness areas much faster then the average hiker. The team has pack animals trained to carry heavy equipment, and if the mission calls for it, a recovered body. The team partners with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Posse to augment their numbers if more horses and riders are needed for a search.
Deschutes County Search and Rescue Horse Team remains committed to training and serving other SAR Teams. Assisting those individuals who are lost or injured needing services provided by SAR and to support the mission.