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  • Can horses be in a field with no shelter during a storm

 
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    04-15-2012, 06:43 PM
  #1
Weanling
What to do with your horse during a storm?

Well I am in a tornado warning right now... We are in the basement... Right now my horses are out in a 1 acre pasture with a shelter...
You don't want them in a stall right? Because the barn could get damage and collapse and they can't run.....
Just freaking out a bit... If this isn't what I should do tell me I can't really go out now but for future reffrence...
     
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    04-15-2012, 06:44 PM
  #2
Banned
Yes, keep them in the field.
The best thing you can do is put your contact info on their halters and hope for the best.
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    04-15-2012, 06:46 PM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by OkieGal    
Yes, keep them in the field.
The best thing you can do is put your contact info on their halters and hope for the best.
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Ok that's what I always thought just you know freaking out.. The barn has all my info and my halters r easy to get
     
    04-15-2012, 06:48 PM
  #4
Yearling
They are better off outside. Horses have pretty good instincts and will go away from the path if they have enough room. If the tornado isn't huge and the path stays steady, it is possible for the horses to avoid.

Tornado warnngs these days are also deceptive..they give a warning if the radar shows the typical hook echo even if one hasn't been sighted actually on ground.

Best wishes...scary circumstances I know....
     
    04-15-2012, 06:55 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by tlkng1    
They are better off outside. Horses have pretty good instincts and will go away from the path if they have enough room. If the tornado isn't huge and the path stays steady, it is possible for the horses to avoid.

Tornado warnngs these days are also deceptive..they give a warning if the radar shows the typical hook echo even if one hasn't been sighted actually on ground.

Best wishes...scary circumstances I know....
yeah It's all good now... The tornado is really north now
     
    04-15-2012, 07:00 PM
  #6
Started
Mine are always out during storms. However if it looks like its going to be really bad I do put his leather halter on. Mainly because it has his name and my name on it so if he runs from the storm and is found somewhere he can be both identified and easily linked back to me.
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    04-15-2012, 07:08 PM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Poco1220    
Mine are always out during storms. However if it looks like its going to be really bad I do put his leather halter on. Mainly because it has his name and my name on it so if he runs from the storm and is found somewhere he can be both identified and easily linked back to me.
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yeah I should get her name on a halter
     
    04-15-2012, 07:09 PM
  #8
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by OkieGal    
Yes, keep them in the field.
The best thing you can do is put your contact info on their halters and hope for the best.
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oh haha I get what you mean now with the halters
     

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