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        11-30-2008, 08:20 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    I leave mine out in the pastures with 30 some head putting them in isn't practical anyway
         
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        12-07-2008, 11:42 AM
      #12
    Started
    I live in South Central Kansas and I haven't had to take cover in 2 years. I have friends in SC, GA, PA, MA, who have been under Tornado Warnings and had damage nearby. So, the term Tornado Alley doesn't mean much to me really. I've lived here my whole life and personally cannot imagine living where Hurricanes and Earthquakes are common. ;) It's all in what you are accustomed to.

    I don't put horses in and I don't go looking for them. I consider them safer out. When the siren's go off(or the weatherman says get down) there really isn't time to worry about them. Few tornados stay on the ground for very long, those that do can be monster storms with multiple tornados spawning from large one. Those are the ones that make the news.. Like the Greensburg tornado and the one that flattened a large trailer park plus in Andover a few years back. That one traveled many miles.
         
        01-11-2009, 12:00 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Well actually our barn came really close to getting hit by a tornado I was not there at the tim but I think you should let them loose. But I really do not know:(
         
        01-11-2009, 12:52 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    I live in PA so we don`t really have tornados some times we have small ones in our area. And plus I would not be abill to do any thing with my horse an less I was riding cause I live 30 minites away.
         
        01-16-2009, 11:03 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Phantomcolt18    
    but what if the tornado changed course after you had the horses in the barn and headed toward you?
    I can't stop nature, so if something like this would happen, pray it never does, but if it would happen there would be nothing really to do as it would be better to try and save myself than try and save all the horses. If I save the horses and I end up injured or dead from the tornado, then no one here is going to take care of my horses as everyone else believes they are money costing hay burners, which they may be, but I still love them and spend all my hard earned money on them! If it is their time to go and it has to be that way, then so be it. I just do not want to have to watch as it destroys my barns with my horses inside.
         
        01-17-2009, 11:58 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    This is the one reason I am scared of tornados. I leave my horses be. We havn't been hit by a sever one is a few years, well they have come close to us, but never hit us. What goes trough my mind, Get the dogs, get my brothers and get in my closet with my laptop. We can get internet and weather on it and we have never been in shelter for over 30 minutes. I hope I never lose a horse like that, but if it is God's will, so be it. I will greeve and mourn, and no horse can ever be replaced, but everything is God's will.
         
        01-18-2009, 01:31 AM
      #17
    Foal
    We don't really get tornados but we get huge storms, had one on my brithday last year, woke up at 6am to the wind beating on the roof, windows shaking, very very hard rain and hail etc, power was out so went down to the car to turn the radio on, weather warnings etc saying do not go outside stay at home rah rah rah.

    Woke mum up and said we have to go check on the horses now, and we did. Couldnt leave them indoors as by the time we got there half the roof had flown off etc so we chose the highest up paddock with no trees etc to put them in, put about 10 covers on them and let them out.
         
        01-18-2009, 08:12 AM
      #18
    Yearling
    My friend was in Cyclone Larry, and they took the horses rugs off. Apparently its dangerous to have them on
         
        01-28-2009, 12:58 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Phantomcolt18    
    wow tornadoes must be really scary. What goes through your mind when you here the siren go off. Horses aside?
    Ooh, lets go outside and see what the sky looks like! I wonder if we can see the tornado?! Lol, I know this is bad, but it is oh so true!

    As for the horses, they are about 15 mins across town, so typically they are left wherever they were when we were out there last. Tornado season is in the spring and fall so they are outside more during the day and up at night. We have had tornadoes come down the drive at the barn and pull up a tree and drop it on the fence and against the trailer. Knock on wood, that is the worst bit of damage we have had from one!
         

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