Listings in General
Available Services Include:
**Large Animal Technical Rescue Emergency Response and Training Courses
**Large Animal Rescue Equipment Sales
**Equine Event Stand-by (Equine Ambulance)
**End of Life Services (burial, cremation, etc.)
**Equine Local and Long-Distance Transport
**Equine Emergency Evacuation Assistance
**Barn/Facility Fire Prevention Consultations
**Trailer Safety and Transportation Consultations
**Customized Equine and Livestock Emergency Preparedness, Prevention, and Response Training Presentations
4Hooves Large Animal Services, LLC is privately owned company dedicated to the equine and livestock industry. Owned and operated by Justin and Tori McLeod, 4HLAS has been providing a variety of equine and livestock related services to owners, veterinarians, and industry professionals for over a decade. Based in Biscoe, North Carolina, 4HLAS is within a short driving distance from Southern Pines, Sanford, Fayetteville, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro as well as only two-hours from the South Carolina state line and 3-hours from the Virginia State line. 4HLAS combines the services provided by a highly trained team with specialized equipment and a fleet of several response trailers.
We specialize in large animal technical rescue emergency response and training for emergency responders and veterinary professionals, emergency preparedness and trailer safety training for equine and livestock owners and professionals, large animal technical rescue equipment sales, equine emergency and non-emergency transport, emergency evacuation assistance, barn/ facility fire prevention and response consultations, trailer safety consultations, equine and livestock event emergency stand-by (“Equine Ambulance”), large animal capture using chemical immobilization (with veterinary assistance), as well as equine and livestock end of life services (burial, cremation, removal, etc.).
We maintain a commercial liability policy with Markel Insurance, a well-known and reputable insurance agency that caters to equine owners and professionals. Our policy covers, in addition to the basic coverage, medical/injury/illness coverage per equine not owned by us that is in our care, custody, and control should anything occur during transport leading to the serious illness, injury, or death of the equine. In addition to our commercial liability insurance, we also maintain the commercial vehicle insurance and other mandated requirements set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for operational authority as a “legal” for-hire equine transporter and service provider across state-lines.
We take pride in providing our emergency and non-emergency services with a high level of professionalism, state-of-the-art response and transport vehicles, large cache’ of basic and advanced animal technical rescue equipment, equine and livestock handling and management skill-set, and decades of education, training, and real-world experience in emergency services and incident response. As equine and livestock owners and professionals, you have a lot to think about… nutrition, healthcare, training, breeding, riding, transporting, medical emergencies, end of life plans, finances, insurance, and the list goes on… As emergency responders, you never know what type of situation or incident you will be facing until you arrive on-scene… some situations or incidents will involve large animals (equines, livestock, exotics, etc.). Let 4Hooves Large Animal Services, LLC be your “go to” resource for equine and livestock related services, if we are unable to provide the requested service, we will attempt to assist you the best way we can by providing contact information for additional resources or provide guidance over the phone.
In the years to come, 4HLAS hopes to become one of the most sought-after companies for equine ambulance services at equine events, a trusted contact of veterinarians for specialized transport of medically compromised equine patients in the southeastern United States, a resource for emergency services to call upon to assist with large animal rescue and recovery operations during natural disasters and small or large scale emergency incidents as well as equipment purchases, and a highly recommended service provider for equine and livestock owners and industry professionals.
After viewing the information throughout our website (www.4HoovesSMART.com), should you have any additional questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact us via email (NC4HLAS@gmail.com), phone (910-494-8210 / 919-201-6789), or join our FaceBook group “4Hooves Large Animal Services” and we will respond as soon as possible.
Equine massage is a great service to provide for horses of all ages, disciplines, and work levels. It allows the horse to maintain their body and be able to freely move and work to the best of their ability. Massage is a great preventive therapy used for horses to allow them to maintain proper muscle function. It helps improve their flexibility and range of motion which in turn can reduce their chance of injury or lameness. It can improve your horse’s circulation, reduce fluid buildup and muscle soreness. Massage is a natural, non-invasive approach to “re-charging” your horse’s battery and providing natural holistic healing.
If a horse is sore or is tight in a specific muscle group, they will not be able to move the proper way that their body is meant to. This may cause a lack in performance. It can also cause an accessory movement, which is a compensation due to the muscle firing pattern being disturbed, which in turn will inhibit their full work potential. Through equine massage Kelsey can feel and see the different muscle groups and how they may be improperly working and will try to “rewire them” to allow the horse to move more freely and reach their full potential.
Equine massage is also good for horses that are older and out of work. Through equine massage it helps keep the older horses going and keeps them moving comfortably even if they are retired. Equine massage can also help horses who are injured or have had old injuries by “rewiring” their body to help them get back on track. If it is an old injury, massage may help alleviate their accessory movements, which has now become normal, and allow them to move more fluidly.
K9 massages are also offered and beneficial for dogs who may pull a muscle while playing or working, or older dogs with joint pain or arthritis
Whisper’s Horse Hearts located out of Leesburg, Virginia is the first equine treatery to introduce gourmet zero-sugar horse treats to the market. We all know the harmful effects that sugar has on our own bodies, so why would we feed it to our horses? Horses consume plenty of sugars in their natural diet, its actually common for them to consume excess due to being provided with such lush pastures to graze off of. With the rise in domesticated horses being diagnosed with Cushings, Laminitis, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, or Insulin Resistance, we set out to formulate treats which will not exacerbate your horse’s health concerns.
What if your horse is completely healthy and free from the above mentioned metabolic disorders? We still encourage you to test out our treats! Even the pickiest of eaters enjoy these healthy treat alternatives, and you can feel at ease knowing that you are not ruining your horse’s health. We believe that your best friend deserves the best treat, don’t you??
Contact Darlene Kindle for additional information on Carolina Equine Assistance & Rescue.
Powells Point, NC
Equuvation Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, aspires to promote innovation, education, collaboration and professional service delivery in any field of activity leveraging the horse-human connection.
All of the Corporation’s activities will be conducted prioritizing equine welfare through the respectful and humane treatment of horses; and all activities will operate under the values of compassion, equality, collaboration, open-mindedness and integrity.
Equuvation will work to set and support model standards and examples of practice in the areas of:
Nature-based, equine and animal-assisted psychotherapy and learning
Services and ideas as they relate to The Lifecycle of the Horse
Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy
Nature-based Healing & Wellness Retreats
Para-Athlete and Special Olympic programs
Program-specific equine retraining, acquisition and placement
Holistic training for young equestrians with a focus on rider self-confidence and equine welfare
Internship opportunities for students in the fields of equine, agriculture, animal-assisted therapies,
early childhood education and non-profit development
Mentoring development for both participants and professionals in our field
Innovative Sensory Trail development, production, distribution and training
Innovative product development and distribution as it relates to the equine and animal-assisted therapies industry
Continuing Education & Research for professionals in our field
Fundraising and grant resources; and program sustainability support
Equuvation Inc. was founded by a collaborative group of industry professionals who are passionate about supporting and creating equine-centric programs, as they aim to benefit the horse-human connection long into perpetuity. To get involved, please contact us.
Hurdle Mills, NC