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    08-22-2011, 05:23 PM
Storm is coming!

I live on the Space Coast of Florida, and the hurricane is going to skim on by. The horses will be turned out to the pasture, that's their procedure.

What should I do to ID her? A halter makes me nervous...incase the fence blows down, and she gets out....
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    08-22-2011, 05:25 PM
You could micro chip her, but that doesn't do any good if someone doesn't know its there. Perhaps you could braid something into her mane?
    08-22-2011, 05:25 PM
I assume you're boarding?

If you live on the seaward and not the gulf side of Florida, I'm sure your BO has experience in dealing with hurricanes. I wouldn't worry overmuch about the fences blowing down. Tornadoes usually tear up fencing, not hurricanes.
    08-22-2011, 05:27 PM
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At feed stores, they usually sell these markers that look like big crayons (grease markers??) that are used to write on cattle. They come in differrent colors and I usually write (in big #s and letters) my phone # and name on my horse when a hurricane threatens!
    08-22-2011, 06:24 PM
Green Broke
Hurricanes I turn out with a halter, only time I will do it. And it needs a flat bolted on name plate, with your name and information. Needs to be a breakaway halter.
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    08-22-2011, 06:28 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by cakemom    
Hurricanes I turn out with a halter, only time I will do it. And it needs a flat bolted on name plate, with your name and information. Needs to be a breakaway halter.
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Do you know a company that embroidery halters with the phone# like they do dog collars?
    08-22-2011, 06:31 PM
Green Broke
You could write it on with a sharpie. Most places that
Do personalized halters (cookes does) will likely add info.
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    08-22-2011, 07:06 PM
Sucks but ours have to stalled stalled up for it - going to be scary for sure! There's an abandoned property next to us with way too many potential projectiles for it to be safe to leave them outside.

The procedure here is to use the livestock crayon to write name, phone number, and address on, then they get a break away halter with contact information in a ziplock bag duct taped to the cheek piece. A girl I know puts ID bracelets around their pasterns, but I'd be too worried in case of an injury - what if they swelled up with that wrapped around them?

Microchip is a waste of time in that sort of situation - by the time someone gets a scanner to your horse, you'd be in trouble. Remember after Andrew, when you'd hear stories about people coming up to horse pastures with busted up fencing and loading up other people's horses in their trailers? Ugh.
    08-22-2011, 10:31 PM
Yeah scary...Ill ask about the cattle crayon. How easily does that come off? She's white!
What do you guys suggest? Turned out or stalled? I never considered the projectile thing...but I don't want her swamped in her stall either.
    08-22-2011, 10:32 PM
Originally Posted by gigem88    
Do you know a company that embroidery halters with the phone# like they do dog collars?
I saw Saddler does those halters.

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