10-11-2012, 03:24 AM
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The mad inventor in me thinks that you could have a breakaway section that would cut the circuit, immediately alerting you to the removal (so either your horse is being stolen or it's become caught and broken free. Your phone (or whatever device reads the signal) would have the location of the last known position of the tracker so if it did get ripped off by your horse you wouldn't have to hunt for it all over the paddock either.
One issue will be battery life. The batteries on the one I mentioned above last 5-7 days which may or may not be sufficient depending on your needs. Another issue would be mobile phone and GPS coverage in the area - huge swathes of rural and even semi-rural Australia don't have mobile coverage unless it's very close to a residential area, for example.