Posted 11/28/2023 11:05 (#10500661 - in reply to #10498913) Subject: RE: Hoyer lift ??
“These are the times that try men's souls.”
I've used a Hoyer lift for my father to help pick him off the floor, so we didn't hurt him. However not tall enough to lift a person on a big horse, maybe a pony. I would recommend getting with horse facility and measuring their horses used in program. Then look at building a platform ramp wide enough for wheelchair onto with assistants at person's side. I would build it with railing incase assistant stepped backwards it would catch them. Talk to facility they might want a rail on the offside of horse to help keep horse inline so as not to shy away from chair the first few times. However, that could be a removable rail if not needed.
Side notes on the Hoyer Lift the one we had the hyd. ram was leaking. It was metric seals; no hydraulic shop would even touch it because it was off medical equipment. Finally found an O-ring out of my metric stuff and put in it. The shops selling Hoyer stuff wouldn't help me either.