East Texas Mounted Search and Rescue Team is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All of us are volunteers, working to help, county, and state, agencies find, aid, and assist in the lost and/or injured hikers, hunters, children, or others.
Just like dog teams and ground searchers, horse teams bring their own advantages to search and rescue. Here are just a few of them:
- Horses have an excellent sense of smell, superb hearing, a broad field of vision, and wonderful night vision.
- As prey animals, horses use these extra-sensitive senses to always be on the lookout for things that are out of place. Mounted Searchers pay close attention to what their horses are reacting to, and therefore are more likely to find a lost person than if they used just their own senses.
- Horses pick and choose the best paths for them to walk, freeing up the riders to look for the lost person instead of at where they're putting their feet.
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