Poll

Storm Watch

What do you do to prepare for inclement weather, from thunderstorms to hurricanes or tornadoes?
(Check all that apply)

Make sure my fences are in good repair, eliminate nearby dead trees that may fall.
20%
123
Clear pastures of debris or other dangerous objects.
19%
118
Establish/review an evacuation plan for getting my horses out.
10%
62
Get my horse's ID, vaccination records, and Coggins paperwork organized and in a safe place.
12%
75
Gather at least 3 days' worth of feed/water/supplies to use in case of emergency.
20%
120
Other (please explain below)
5%
32
All of the above
14%
83

Total votes cast: 613

Comments & Write-in Answers

Make sure I have all reg papers in a safe place as well as breeding dates.

9/12/2011 6:43:58 PM

Fill 2 150gal troughs in the barn, get gas for the generator.

9/12/2011 2:57:47 PM

Keep my horses out in open pastures with no trees

9/12/2011 2:49:50 PM

living in FL I need to make sure I am ready for severe weather half the year.

9/12/2011 1:14:52 PM

plan and provide for evacuee animals, all species

9/12/2011 12:59:51 PM

I also have ID tags on all of my pasture halters that have the horses name and all my contact info.

9/12/2011 12:21:37 PM

I have halters to which I have affixed baggage tags with my info as well as that of the horse.

9/12/2011 10:04:09 AM

Make sure that shoes/feet are always in good repair and capable of handling rocky ground in case we

9/11/2011 10:32:06 PM

Go over trailer checklist in case of need, ck first aid supplies and replinish if needed.

9/11/2011 10:21:38 PM

I have dogtags on the field halters with my name and cell phone #.

9/9/2011 1:28:38 PM

Most of the choices are 'everyday' things for me; only the review of feed/water supplies is needed

9/9/2011 9:54:30 AM

Braid reflective tape iinto mane and tail for visibility should they get out of the pasture onto a r

9/9/2011 12:12:15 AM

we don't have natural disasters where I live other than occasional snowstorms so very lucky.

9/8/2011 9:41:24 PM

living in So Fl, you need evacuation plan, feed, supplies, & papers just in case!

9/8/2011 4:04:12 PM

We are at risk for tsunamis here;have community drills but if one comes, we're toast

9/8/2011 3:40:01 PM

make sure I have fuel for my generator and it runs well

9/8/2011 10:18:53 AM

In case of flooding, I move them to higher ground.

9/8/2011 8:00:17 AM

try not to use tin roofing; but if you have it make sure it is SCREWED down, and add a wood border

9/8/2011 5:29:09 AM

We gather a lot more than 3 days worth of esstenials! Florida

9/7/2011 6:25:55 PM

ID tags on break-away halter, ID tag braided in mane, microchipped, and write my phone number on my

9/7/2011 5:51:32 PM

Make sure horses can be ID w/freeze brand, micro-chip, halter tag & photos

9/7/2011 4:17:28 PM

No hurricanes in my area, but leave out and let nature take care of them, then ck afterward.

9/7/2011 3:49:52 PM

Also put collars on horses with name owers info and Vet's name and number

9/7/2011 3:23:50 PM

We pretty much do this all the time so nothing special

9/7/2011 2:43:43 PM

I have an evacuation plan to ship out to upstate; hopefully far enough away.

9/7/2011 12:25:36 PM

Touch base w/ neighbors regarding trailers for evacuations and availability of extra stall space

9/7/2011 10:13:53 AM

Water is important for us because we are on a well and if the electric goes out there is no water.

9/7/2011 9:03:41 AM

Biggest concern in my area are icy conditions as opposed to those listed.

9/7/2011 8:54:24 AM

Tie waterproof i.d. tag in mane, check generator and generator supplies, gather fence repair items.

9/7/2011 8:52:18 AM

during blizzards we keep plenty of hay/ water available in the barn, propane heater for water

9/7/2011 7:35:40 AM

live in central Ca on top of a mountain so lightning protection is all we need

9/6/2011 11:42:10 PM

All in barn when lighting nearby. If tornadoes nearby all in, all equipment in, all gates chained

9/6/2011 9:53:45 PM

well water an issue if lose power

9/6/2011 7:50:30 PM

I keep in contact with my immediate horse neighbors in case anyone needs assistance, myself included

9/6/2011 6:45:29 PM

All we have are earthquakes and heat.

9/6/2011 6:30:18 PM

I am very fortunate and live where none of these occur.

9/6/2011 5:56:47 PM

nothing. I'm in a city and there is nowhere to ride so it is safe and we never have to evacuate.

9/6/2011 5:43:38 PM

I put them in their stalls if I know there will be hail

9/6/2011 5:16:18 PM

We are more likely to have fires. I keep EquestriSafe ID bands on horses always in case of evacuatio

9/6/2011 4:18:42 PM

horses stalled during T-storms

9/6/2011 3:19:49 PM

make sure I have a good stockpile of clean water, in case of flooding.

9/6/2011 12:38:58 PM

make sure all horses have halters on with name, address and phone information

9/6/2011 11:54:34 AM

I try to keep my place and horses up at all times

9/6/2011 10:30:44 AM

Live in AZ, have never evacuated, but monsoons are full of surprises!

9/6/2011 9:48:02 AM