Disaster Preparation


Natural Disaster: Are You and Your Horse Ready?

October 11, 2016

Are you and your horse ready for emergency evacuation? Get tools and information you need to keep your horse healthy.... Read More


Five Livestock Evacuation Centers Open in Alabama

October 06, 2016

With Hurricane Matthew approaching, five facilities are opening their doors to evacuated horses and other livestock.... Read More


Virginia Horse Center Open to Evacuated Equids

October 05, 2016

The Lexington, Virginia, facility has stalls for horses that need to be removed from Hurricane Matthew's path. ... Read More


Horse Owners Taking Proactive Approach for Hurricane Matthew

October 05, 2016

Owners on the East Coast are evacuating horses to locations away from the storm's potential path.... Read More


Equine Guelph Introduces Barn Fire Prevention Tool

October 01, 2016

Users receive a personalized list of recommended improvements to help prevent barn fires at their facilities.... Read More


(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

September 10, 2016

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More


More Than 200 Horses Displaced by California Wildfires

June 24, 2016

Most of the evacuated horses are residing at the Fairplex fairgrounds, while some are stabled at Santa Anita Park.... Read More


4th of July When You Have Horses at Home

June 22, 2016

How do you prepare your horses for a night of fireworks? ... Read More


Kentucky Barn Fire Claims Saddlebred Horses

June 14, 2016

The farm owner unsuccessfully attempted to save 13 horses inside the barn.... Read More


How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

June 12, 2016

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More


Equine Guelph Introduces Fire Prevention Outreach Program

June 10, 2016

Equine Guelph will hold outreach events this summer to educate Ontario's racing community about barn fire prevention.... Read More


Horses Displaced by Calabasas Fire Return Home

June 08, 2016

Nearly 90 California horses were evacuated to the Pierce College Equestrian Center, in Woodland Hills.... Read More


Planning for Equine Evacuations During Hurricanes

May 19, 2016

Preparing ahead for equine evacuations can be crucial to horses' survival. Here's what to remember.... Read More


Hurricane Preparedness

May 17, 2016

Dr. Becky McConnico offers advice on planning for hurricane season. ... Read More


10 Severe Weather Preparation Resources on TheHorse.com

March 13, 2016

Get 10 severe weather resources you can use to prepare your horses and farm for disasters before they occur.... Read More


20 Disaster Planning Questions

March 12, 2016

Community disaster planning begins at home and in neighborhoods, and with understanding your farm.... Read More


Record Snowfall Challenges Horse Owners

January 26, 2016

Several barns in affected regions collapsed under the weight of the snow. ... Read More


The Horse's Top Special Features of 2015

January 01, 2016

Learn about donkeys, leptospirosis, West Nile virus, influenza, preparing for disasters, and working equids.... Read More


Colorado Horsecare Foodbank Creates Video on Evacuations

November 17, 2015

The video features tips on training horses for evacuation during natural disasters.... Read More


Disaster Education From Extension Programs

October 18, 2015

Horse owners should rely on information refereed by experts and civic authorities for validity during disasters.... Read More

Some disaster areas, such as Moore, Oklahoma, after the 2013 tornado, can look like war zones.


Before You Volunteer at a Disaster Site

October 05, 2015

Consider these important factors before you volunteer in an emergency or disaster situation.... Read More

After fire swept through Amanda Eggleston's farm in January 2015, she's been rebuilding with safety in mind.


When Disaster Strikes

October 05, 2015

After a tornado, fire, or other disaster hits your farm, how would you respond and rebuild? Here's what to remember.... Read More


Maryland Urges Hurricane Preparedness Plans for Livestock

October 01, 2015

With Hurricane Joaquin's approach, authorities are encouraging owners to include livestock and horses in disaster plans.... Read More


Preventing Hay Fires

September 27, 2015

Here's what to monitor in order to keep your hay supply and the structures it's stored in safe.... Read More


Poll Recap: Natural Disaster Planning

August 25, 2015

The majority of respondents said they've thought about disaster planning and have an idea of how they would respond. ... Read More