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post #11 of 13 Old 10-29-2012, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by walkinthewalk View Post
There's a big thread on this very subject in "Horse Talk". You might pick up some tips there

Horses and Hurricanes... O.o ...prep?

One of the things you might consider, especially if you're right in Sandy's path, is to spray paint your cell phone number, with area code, on both sides of each horse.

A Katrina rescuer said it would have made things a lot easier, in trying to find the owners of horses.

Automotive paint works great, won't wash off and will NOT hurt the horse --

The worst is they will look like auction horses until the paint comes off but at least you know they can be quickly returned if they get off the farm.

While I agree with taping information to a halter, halters often get off the horse in a wild escape but the paint won't.

As far as "in" or "out"? It's a crap shoot. We live in an area that sees a lot of straight-line winds and horrendous lightening storms.

I keep the horse routine the same, regardless of weather; in at night, out in the daytime.

Their favorite fence row tree to stand under got wiped out by lightening in a night storm, last Spring. The odds are good they'd've been under it had I left them out. The odds are good I'd've lost all four of them, since that ancient oak came crashing across the fence in our direction

If you're deep into the path of this gawrsh-awful storm, go with your instincts, Pray, and hold your breath. This is going to be a rough and history making ride for many folks
We are an hour from DC (we live in Winchester va) hopefully we will not have to evacuate but I did hear that they had to evacuate in some part of DC.
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post #12 of 13 Old 10-29-2012, 10:31 AM
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We stalled ours in Irene, our barn is as solid as it can be and stood up to it fine. We dont have run in sheds and its not that rough yet but we've already had one tree come down on the fence and we've shut them off that paddock.
In Irene we had a lot of trees come down on the fence so I'm afraid to risk it. The big barns near us all have their horses stalled
I'm inclined to think there is no right answer in these situations.

Hope everyone comes through this with no harm done.
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post #13 of 13 Old 10-29-2012, 01:53 PM
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horse identification

Like someone else said, its a crap shoot... I'm in Kentucky and when those storms came through in March, I had a mare hit by lightening... in the middle of an open field... in the low spot, with other horses around her... the older and lame were not hit, the younger riding horse was hit straight in the head... it was horrible.. but there is nothing I'd have done different... it was their routine... keep their routine as the same as possible...

as far as identification, the paint on the side is a great idea...also, as a backup, use bright nail polish and paint a phone number on all 4 hooves... if possible, get an out of state contact... like a friend or family member further west or south as .. worse case, you may not have phone service for a while... If you can paint different numbers on each hoof, like maybe yours, your parents.. a cousin further away.. and notify eveyone that you have listed them as a contact ... just in seems like overkill.. but I was down in Mississippi helping with animal rescue after Katrina.. and that is something I learned from that experience...

also a good idea to braid something in the mane/tail... luggage tag works well..... depending on your situation, leaving a halter on might be a bad idea.. if they end up swimming or wading through water, it can get hung on something and they can be trapped...
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