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post #11 of 12 Old 06-25-2012, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by xJumperx View Post
Think of it this way - If something really, really critically serious comes through, you want them in the field. You want them to be able to run away from a twister, or not be under a falling roof, bashed by branches. While they may not be comfy, it sure beats being nonexistent. I am terrified of twisters, (actually have Lilapsophobia) so I feel your pain :/
Thats the problem with tin roofs and why we don't have one!!!
I dont think that I could ever live somewhere they have twisters, the thought terrifies me, I'm used to the UK and moderate weather so even New England has been a huge change for us and our horses. I'm one of these people who likes to have a 'plan' and when I weighed up the options for coping with a twister then being outside seemed as good a place as anywhere could be and better than the chances of being crushed under the roof of a barn.
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post #12 of 12 Old 06-25-2012, 05:58 PM
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I personally prefer the horses to be outside during thunder storms. When I was young, my friends barn got struck by lightening and caught fire. They lost all 25 of their horses. It was absolutely devastating. Had they been outside, I doubt all 25 would have gotten hit. They may have lost one, but certainly not all of them. I prefer taking the chance of leaving them outside. I would rather loose one horse, then have the barn catch fire with all of them inside. I don't trust lightening rods at all. My friend had one on her barn, and look what happened.
Thunderstorms terrify me!
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