GPS your horse on the trail
Hello to all - I am new to the group.
I have recently been asked to re-post 3 Facebook statuses involving lost horses. Two have gone missing from pastures near our farm, one (incredibly!) bolted off at a horse show and can't be found, and two more were on a campground trail and spooked, bolted,dumped their riders, and ran off in full tack. This last case came to a tragic end when after 3 weeks of organized search parties and rewards offered a tracker was hired and they were both found not far from where they ran off. The whole thing terrifies me. I took it REALLY hard when those horses were found dead.
Of course, this all brings up the thought, "that could have been me!"
Some of us had the idea that an old cell phone could be charged and turned on when you are on the trail and attached to the horse (or in a saddle bag). If the unthinkable happened, the phone could be activated and the horses could be tracked by GPS. What do you think? Are the other devices out there that would do this?
Lisa - at Montgomery Farm