1. If you feel you are at risk of assault, then yes, that's an SOS call. SOS = life in danger. HELP = assistance needed. If you feel you are at risk of assault, that is definitely an SOS. Furthermore, in all other SOS circumstances we require that you stay stationary until help comes to you. Not so in this case. We can track you as you flee, if you can do so. We will not penalise you for misuse of tracker - just get out of the situation if you are able.
2. It's likely that this situation will arise right at the end of the racing day - your last port of call for the night. This is why it is so problematic; sun going down, horse tired, nowhere else to go, you have dismounted, maybe untacked. You are vulnerable. In this circumstance, ignore the rules. Protect yourself and your horse first and foremost; as long as you keep your tracker on we'll find you. A technical penalty for riding late will be a low priority for all parties.