Emergency Preparedness

Have you made any special preparations to get your horses safely through emergencies?

I don't manage horses.

Total votes cast: 556

Comments & Write-in Answers

emergencies like fires and floods because thats all that effects our area.

9/17/2007 10:17:18 PM

Load the trailer with hay and water, watch the weather and leave early and head north.

9/17/2007 9:27:47 PM

we made a map of the barn so if anything happens people know where the horses are

9/17/2007 10:39:06 AM

we evacuated this summer due to fire threat, then we wrote a plan for future emergencies!

9/17/2007 9:06:41 AM

I board my horse

9/17/2007 6:41:41 AM

vet box, emergency leads and halter, emergency rations, networked with remote horse club members

9/16/2007 9:08:25 PM

We keep drugs and vet supplies on hand. we have two water sources.we keep a years hay in stock.

9/16/2007 9:03:26 PM

Ready to leave at a moments notice w/ horse & lv. qtr trailer in tow. We servived the Rodeo Fire2002

9/16/2007 12:15:09 PM

halters on doors, trailers always hooked up, water access to all areas of property

9/15/2007 9:20:27 PM

Locally in southern California,we have a network of horse owners willing to respond for evacuations

9/15/2007 8:26:35 PM

Load them both in our horse trailer and haul them out!

9/15/2007 6:28:34 PM

trailering from a barrier island to Aiken,SC and barn reservations there

9/15/2007 2:11:41 PM

property layout on file w/fire dept. Hosted an animal emergency seminar w/local fire dept.

9/15/2007 10:10:20 AM

horse truck ready, halters for the grab, vet's phone number programmed.

9/15/2007 6:05:43 AM

call the vet and have a back up vet in emergancys and yet another back up vet so you WILL oen

9/14/2007 9:16:06 PM


9/14/2007 6:53:15 PM

truck & trailer stocked & ready

9/14/2007 3:55:44 PM

homeopathic-herbs-essential oils -batimine

9/14/2007 3:11:26 PM

Emergency kit, vet numbers easily available, horse trailer always inspected and ready to go.

9/14/2007 3:01:29 PM

bute, banamine, IV fluids and needles, stitches and needles, wraps

9/14/2007 12:20:58 PM

I try to be one step ahead of how they could be seriously hurt.

9/14/2007 11:58:01 AM

keeping trailer operable and accessible at all times, H2O & hay stocked, phone tree

9/14/2007 8:45:42 AM

Micro chips and halters with owner ID and phone number.

9/14/2007 12:52:28 AM

bushfire and other fire plans, emergency veterinary care plans

9/14/2007 12:27:04 AM

Comprehensive veterinary kit, evac plans, phone chain, visible brand

9/13/2007 11:27:50 PM

microchipping, plan of escape

9/13/2007 10:28:43 PM

I NEED to microchip,trailer ready.Tornados/lighting-provide shelter and pasture and their instincts

9/13/2007 10:25:24 PM


9/13/2007 8:17:18 PM

suplyes and information on hand

9/13/2007 8:10:16 PM

I have a trailer at my disposal to transport as many horses as I own. emergency kit on hand

9/13/2007 5:44:44 PM

In the process of developing a plan & making preparations

9/13/2007 5:28:45 PM

wraps, thermometer, biozide, eye wash, bute, banamine

9/13/2007 5:27:03 PM

Knowing exactly where the evacuation stables are located (Hunt Horse Complex, Raleigh, NC)

9/13/2007 5:13:37 PM

I carry my vet's # at all times and have equine pain killers available.

9/13/2007 4:46:44 PM

I always have enough hay, medications to get by for a week or more.Trailer big enough for all horses

9/13/2007 4:45:29 PM

dart training and pre storm / fire preperations for early removal

9/13/2007 4:31:58 PM

horses are microchipped, alternate stabling locations, backup transport and emergency feed supplies

9/13/2007 4:16:29 PM

I live in an area where grass fire is the main risk. Just my neighbors and I keeping in contact.

9/13/2007 12:51:46 PM

emergency plan in place

9/13/2007 8:53:44 AM

Other paddocks, float maintained, stock of hay

9/13/2007 8:26:44 AM

My horse trailer is ready if we have to evacuate. I have a first aid kit in my truck.

9/13/2007 1:39:26 AM

4 days before a Hurricane makes landfall in my area, I load up horses, dogs and the cat and head in

9/12/2007 10:19:21 PM

Drug box, halters on corrals, no locks on boarder's trailers

9/12/2007 10:15:01 PM

Stocked trailer; willingness to tough out w/ horses

9/12/2007 6:45:25 PM

do a practice loading/evac dry run simulating terror/ER

9/12/2007 4:24:26 PM

I have the phone # and address of an equine evacuation facility and nearby hotel next to my phone

9/12/2007 4:13:20 PM

evacuation plans, feed/water storage, fire escape plans

9/12/2007 12:42:36 PM

I hope I'll be able to haul him out of danger.

9/12/2007 11:44:10 AM

Permanent ID, temporary housing arrangements,current vac. and documentation

9/12/2007 10:46:21 AM

cell phone, large steril pads, wraps, antibiotic cream, betadine, batamine paste

9/12/2007 10:09:03 AM

Microchipped, will use sprayed on phone numbers for ID as well, and turn out to open fields.

9/12/2007 9:53:01 AM

Supplies on hand , another site to care for them, can haul them all together

9/12/2007 9:52:16 AM

already used sucessfully in a flood

9/12/2007 9:43:32 AM

Hurricane evacuation plan - I live on the FL coast

9/12/2007 9:43:03 AM

I have 5 different areas/barns to take horses too in case of fire, etc.

9/12/2007 9:12:11 AM

Know my barn's wind load; requirements of racetrack shelter in case of evac. Fence repair materials.

9/12/2007 7:50:47 AM

50 gallons per horse stored away, enough hay and feed for 2 weeks. first aid kits. and evac planned

9/12/2007 7:48:25 AM

i live on a mountain but my trailers will be loaded with feed and hay meds and every thing i need td

9/12/2007 5:02:42 AM

We have an agreement with a neighboring farm in case of flood or fire etc, to move our horses there.

9/12/2007 1:37:46 AM

Networking w/neighbors, 1st aid kit & nec. equip like halters readily avail. Xtra feed on site.

9/12/2007 1:09:58 AM

Making sure my horses will load the trailer is the big thing.

9/12/2007 12:54:41 AM

phone with emergency #'s in barn. Sterile buckets,gauze,cotton,vetwrap & various other tools.

9/11/2007 11:38:39 PM

Being in AZ, fires and floods would worry me the most. I have a maintained trailer, always ready.

9/11/2007 11:33:10 PM

Fires are our most common emergency, so we have an evacuation plan.

9/11/2007 11:30:03 PM

Several weeks worth of water and hay stored, all records available, locations scoped out.

9/11/2007 11:16:03 PM

Practice loading, have trailer ready to use, microchip horses, id papers in trailer

9/11/2007 11:04:16 PM

put"dog"ID tags on all halters with horses's name my name,address and ph# on them

9/11/2007 11:01:00 PM

fire is our big worry and someone prepares a list of trailers and available space

9/11/2007 10:44:22 PM

Having somewhere else to put them have car & float ready at all times in australia its bush fires

9/11/2007 10:42:18 PM

Truck and trailer on site 24/7. Back up facilities

9/11/2007 10:16:59 PM

I have rm to vacate all 4 horses at once and head the opposite direction of trouble...

9/11/2007 9:40:07 PM

a safe evacuation area. generator to maintain water.

9/11/2007 9:28:09 PM

The only thing I really have to worry bout is storms and I live 2 min. from them I can be there FAST

9/11/2007 9:17:51 PM

Collecting the horse from the place of emergency and taking it to a seprate paddock

9/11/2007 8:56:13 PM

We have arranged off site agistment in case of floods or fires. EI is a challenge!

9/11/2007 8:16:22 PM

AT the first sign of a hurricane or emergency, I'll pack my horse in the HT and get the heck out!

9/11/2007 7:56:52 PM

saved water, have trailer

9/11/2007 7:24:15 PM

plenty of feed, updated shots, maintained truck and trailer

9/11/2007 6:51:49 PM

alternate stabling for floods or other emergencies

9/11/2007 6:20:35 PM

water storage

9/11/2007 6:05:53 PM

We have plenty of hay but never considered water. Guess we could ride them to the Colorado river

9/11/2007 6:02:43 PM

In the event i will trailer them out

9/11/2007 6:01:39 PM

trailer ready extra feed and water containers, Vet papers with shot record ID

9/11/2007 5:53:46 PM

my trailer is packed hay,feed , water and other essentials if we need to evacuate.

9/11/2007 5:42:06 PM

Unfortunately, my barn owner still allows smoking around the barn, so I worry about fire.

9/11/2007 5:31:00 PM

tagging, micro-chipping and enough trailer space to evacuate

9/11/2007 5:23:21 PM

start buying hay in March for the next winter in case of drought

9/11/2007 5:21:33 PM

copies of coggins, health cert always in truck, have designated farms to travel to, have 1st aid kit

9/11/2007 4:24:58 PM

I have several vet numbers on hand.

9/11/2007 3:48:36 PM

Fire & earthquakes here, truck/trailer are packed & ready to go, only need to load my mare.

9/11/2007 3:48:18 PM

emergency evacuation plan, and emergency food and water supplies

9/11/2007 3:47:39 PM


9/11/2007 3:39:52 PM

We don't get severe weather and we're on a hill so no flooding.

9/11/2007 3:36:44 PM

evacuation,transportation,food,water,ID tags & pictures

9/11/2007 3:24:48 PM

My 2 horses are micro-chipped.Otherwise, they are left in pasture during a hurricane.

9/11/2007 3:18:05 PM

A trailer large enough for all horses, water, lg first aid kit, network of friends to help

9/11/2007 3:17:03 PM

Transportation, facilities and feeding plans

9/11/2007 2:50:59 PM

I have made plans to relocated my horses inland to a friend's farm in the event of a major hurricane

9/11/2007 2:49:06 PM

ample supply of hay and water if left for a period of time/evacuation plans if needed

9/11/2007 2:43:32 PM

Bought another horse trailer

9/11/2007 2:19:22 PM

load and get out of Dodge

9/11/2007 2:01:31 PM

reservations at an other barn

9/11/2007 1:53:43 PM

Even if you stable YOU need to be prepared

9/11/2007 1:47:43 PM

name tags with phone numbers on halters

9/11/2007 1:47:39 PM

I'm part of the LA County Animal Care & Control Equine Response Team

9/11/2007 1:25:39 PM

we don't flood or have hurricanes. food put up for ice storms.

9/11/2007 1:24:07 PM

Three gates (quick exit) bandanas-eyes, soft buckets-4-10 gal water,hay bale in trailer,paste calmer

9/11/2007 1:21:18 PM

getting a suitable trailer for all the horses, emergency kit

9/11/2007 1:20:44 PM

Have a group of people who will take in each others horses as needed.

9/11/2007 1:19:46 PM

Not much but floods and tornados here. Just have to turn them loose and hope for the best.

9/11/2007 1:13:54 PM

Just for minor injuries..

9/11/2007 12:28:24 PM

microchip,trailer ready,alternate stable

9/11/2007 12:25:10 PM

hurricane certified stable

9/11/2007 12:20:20 PM

home? yes. Hurricaine? No, safe location.

9/11/2007 12:19:10 PM

Extra supply of hay/water/grain always on hand. Blankets & first aid supplies ready.

9/11/2007 12:15:02 PM

Barn, supplies, microchip, hauling, evacuation site(s) current veterinary status, papers/photo

9/11/2007 12:07:09 PM

Load and leave as quickly as possible

9/11/2007 12:06:21 PM

Have several people "on call" to help in an emergency & people willing to house my horses (temp)

9/11/2007 11:56:30 AM

We have a first aid kit with multiple medications and bandaging supplies.

9/11/2007 11:46:36 AM

trailer available 24x7 and vet on call.

9/11/2007 11:40:47 AM

To not have more horses then my trailer can hold. To have names and numbers of people who can take #

9/11/2007 11:38:40 AM

I review last year's plans and policy. And I update plans&supplies as needed.

9/11/2007 11:27:16 AM

Evacuation sites, access to trailers, microchip

9/11/2007 11:25:39 AM

Don't burn bridges and always be prepared for hurricanes as much as one can be.

9/11/2007 11:21:04 AM

All emer. #s are posted in my barn-vet, fire, sheriff, my cell, office, home; horse trailer onsite.

9/11/2007 11:20:57 AM

Fairly equipped for medical emergencies but not natural disasters unfortunately

9/11/2007 11:20:22 AM

Evacuation locations, extra food & water and a full emergency plan for my family including animals.

9/11/2007 11:18:17 AM

trailer is prepped with first aid, lucerne feed, water. emergency call tree with other horse owners

9/11/2007 11:12:39 AM

extra water, medications, wraps, first aid kits, id tags

9/11/2007 11:07:57 AM

transpo and boarding

9/11/2007 11:04:15 AM

This survey is a good wake up call for me. Will buy items to tag or paint I.D. to them.

9/11/2007 11:03:04 AM

all horses load easily, trailer accessable

9/11/2007 11:01:40 AM

alternate shelter, food and water availability. In a hurricane prone area - you have to make prepara

9/11/2007 10:54:55 AM

Fully Stocked Trailer incl. first aid/alternate route of escape/temp location set up

9/11/2007 10:52:23 AM

first aid kits, protective clothing for horse and handler and bedding and hay, kept in lorry on yard

9/11/2007 10:50:45 AM

Special travel/trailer ins and shelter at home in run-in shed.

9/11/2007 10:42:50 AM

Evacuation to a safe location.

9/11/2007 10:36:26 AM

first aid kit, trailer serviced, and evacuation site

9/11/2007 10:00:13 AM