We don't have any kind of mounted search and rescue for missing horses, so that's not an option. Maybe one day I'll start one!
A GPS device would be awesome though. I found Advanced Dog GPS Tracking Systems | Tagg the Pet Tracker - which is great, but complicated with the docking station and all that. $100 for the gadget is nothing to sneeze at either, though the $8/month is pretty good.
However... what about a pay as you go cell phone with internet? You can get one for as little as $15. I have an iphone so I'd never actually use the minutes. I could stick it on a saddle bag on the horse so if I fall off and horse loses his mind and runs off, I can track him with the GPS on the phone. If someone catches him, before I could try to track him, they could call me (I'd program my number, my husband's number and my BO's number in the phone).
So, what am I missing? Thoughts?
Does anyone have a pay as you go cellphone? Do they have internet/gps access? Is that extra?