I found this site Auction Horses - Home where people try and find homes for horses before they are bought for slaughter. It got me thinking, alot of people would give them a home but they are too far away. what if we set up a website just for volunteer transport of rescue horses? I plan on learning to drive our new 4 horse trailer. It would take a while but if we could get a few people in each state, we would have a whole network! think of the good it would do. just for the price of time and gas. i can't house anymore horses but i always feel bad for the horses who need help, but i have plenty of time to drive them(once i learn how to back the thing up). what do y'all think?
How much $ and time do you have?
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Hauling 3 horses 3 hours runs me nearly a tank of fuel. With diesel at 3.99 a gallon . . .
That is horses that load and haul nicely. Horses that do not load = more time and potential injuires to horse and handler. Horses that do not haul nicely = more potential for injury to horse and or harm to trailer.
That's a lovely, noble idea alabama, but so many people work and have a farm to run, as well as caring for their animals and families, that they probably can't be as available as they'd like.
I wouldn't mind transporting an animal, but there's no way I could take a whole day or weekend to do it more than several times a year. I'm the sole breadwinner and caregiver, so I'm pretty much tied down to my own homestead unless I pay someone else to watch my critters.
I have worked at non profits for most of my career, and while volunteers are wonderful, I would not trust a volunteer crew. What happens when someone drops out on one leg of the journey and the horse is there stranded, what would you do?
We do this with dog rescues...but horses are not quite dogs.
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mmkay, nevermind lol
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