Originally Posted by totalfreedom
And speaking of poisinous snakes, what does everyone carry in case of someone or an animal being bitten.
I've read and it's been suggested to me to carry a length of hose when trail riding here in rattlesnake country. The point is, in case your horse decides to investigate and gets bit in the face or neck, the hose will help in opening the airway if it becomes swollen.
I actually found a video of a horse that was bitten in the face here in AZ. It's not really graphic, but does show that it is very possible. YouTube