My riding instructor one told me a story about the pony I was riding for lessons at the time. Several (20+) years before, when the pony was a yearling, some rough storms went through, a couple of tornadoes. My instructor was out of town for the day and had left the pony in her stall. They got back, and the barn was a wreck, the poor pony was standing in what was left of her stall, the barn in pieces around her. Not a scratch on the pony, fortunately. Now, as the owner of a large boarding barn, my instructor puts all the horses outside in her biggest pasture when severe weather comes knocking. I keep my horse at home, and we are fortunate to have enough land that we could turn him loose in our biggest (40 acre, give or take, and with deep gullies and hills to get behind) cattle pasture and he could probably keep himself pretty safe. Luckily we've never had weather bad enough to need to do that.
A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient one in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you ~ Unknown