Sunday, June 24, 2007

On Horseback

Have you heard of Texas EquuSearch? Most recently they were in the news for searching for the young pregnant mom in Ohio, now determined to be dead. They are originally from Galveston county here in Texas and the founder is Tim Miller.

Mr. Miller knows about searching for a missing loved one. He experienced the worst scenario himself, back in 1984. His daughter, Laura Miller was abducted and murdered at the age of 16.

Texas EquuSearch was started up in 2000 as a non-profit organization, supported solely by donations of members and surrounding communities. Their speciality is the ability to search wooded areas and rural settings on horseback. The volunteers are mostly experienced horse owners.

How cool is that? Searching for lost loved ones on horseback. They ask for no money from the families that ask for help. You may have heard of them during the Natalee Holloway search in Aruba. They have acquired more and more sophisticated equipment and can now do water searches using the latest technology.

Tim Miller is a soft spoken, humble man. He is a hero.


Incognito said...

That is wonderful to see people who truly give of themselves.

And so sad that their services are even needed.

We are living in very sad times.

AC said...

Yes, I did hear of them first during their search for Natalee Holloway. I was truly moved by what I heard, watched and read.

One of my dreams for after T retires (which might be real real soon) is to get two search and rescue dogs for us to train with.