I spent most of the day sitting on the floor in the hall of the college. We had repeated tornado warnings. I would take my students into the safe area. They would send us back to class. Then another siren would go off. When we were finally told that it was safe, I sent them home. We had tons of rain, but no damage to buildings at the college and my house was ok when I got home.
Broodmares are easy to love. You don't have to ride them. Stan, I had a friend who trained Australian Sheppards and competed in field trials. Other competitors warned her not to treat her dogs as pets. She laughed at them all the way to the national finals. All of her dogs lived in the house and her best one slept on her bed. Of course it was willing to do it's best for her. It was a soul mate.