Friday, March 18, 2011

Riding the Bloodhound

Get lost in one of our national forests and you have a 1 in 3 chance of being found alive. After 24 hours, the survival rate drops to 6%. But in north Georgia, horses are helping improve the odds, and not just because of their all-terrain talents. Equines are now proving themselves at scent tracking, too, giving bloodhounds a run for their money. On this week’s radio show, retired Marine colonel, Bob Eikenberry, walks me through Mounted Search and Rescue, a way that horse owners can volunteer their time and riding skills to save lives. Training is intense and includes tracking, first aid, and even self-defense. Don’t miss this fascinating interview. Listen here.

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