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post #1 of 5 Old 07-11-2008, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Equine Mutual Aid - New Association Launched!

Hey All,

The Equine Mutual Aid Association has been started to help bring together equestrians willing to help each other in times of emergency, whether it be trailering breakdowns or accidents, or natural disasters.

If you've been in such a situation have you known who to call for help?

Are you willing to help others in an emergency?

For all the details check out www.EquineMutualAid.com




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post #2 of 5 Old 07-11-2008, 06:28 PM
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Quite a site. I think it's great! I think it's a fantastic idea but as much as an emergency is an emergency, how much would I be willing to trust someone else caring for my horses regardless of whether or not I had other options. Also how accessible is the site in the event of an emergency??
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-11-2008, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for looking, and I think I can answer your questions.

In most situations you would not be separated from your horses. As an example, I was pulling a fully loaded trailer and the engine on my truck blew. I had a friend come with his truck, we hooked up my trailer, and the emergency was removed from the situation in less than an hour.

As far as accessibility, all of the coding I've done for the site is aimed at producing a couple pages that you can print and keep in the glove box of your truck, or at home. Relying on internet access is a bad idea, sometimes good 'ol printing can't be beat.

Now, about trust. As mentioned above, you'll normally be with your horses. If there is a situation where you can't go with them, that means you're probably injured. So, I guess the question is would your rather have your horses cared for by someone who has gone through the effort of joining the site and clicking on all agreements, or a stranger that the local emegency crews find? Personally, I'm keeping the list in my glove box, as I know that if I'm incapacitated in an accident the emergency crews will look there for information. They'll find a list of willing equestrians!

Next time I plan an out of state trip, I'll print the member list for the states that I'm visiting. In case of emergency I won't personally know the people I call, but, I will consider association members a hoof-sized step above total strangers.

Keep the questions coming, the site is only about 4 days old, and suggestions are welcome!

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-13-2008, 04:45 PM
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Great website!
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-29-2008, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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