Disaster Preparation


Keep Horse Barns Safe From Fire as Cold Bears Down

January 05, 2018

The National Fire Protection Association shared tips for keeping barns safe from fire. Is your stable ready?... Read More


Poll Recap: Trailer Loading During Emergencies

December 19, 2017

Of the 329 respondents, 257 (78%) said they're confident their horse would load into a strange trailer in an emergency.... Read More


Equine Emergency-Evacuation Kit Checklist

December 07, 2017

Print and use this checklist to ensure you have the basics for both humans and horses in case of an evacuation.... Read More


Tips for Developing a Firewise Evacuation Plan

December 01, 2017

Wildfire can become a real threat to horse farms.... Read More


Clean Up Combustibles in Horse Barns Before Winter

November 12, 2017

Combustibles are unavoidable on a horse farm, but how you manage them can considerably reduce the risk of a barn fire.... Read More


Ontario Large Animal Rescue Course Taking Place Nov. 17-19

October 14, 2017

Topics will include emergency preparedness, trailer safety, livestock behavior in stressful situations, and more.... Read More


How to Collect Your Lost Horse After a Natural Disaster

September 28, 2017

Learn what you'll need to ID and get your horse back after a disaster. Drs. Eric Davis and Becky McConnico explain.... Read More


Identification for Horses During Disasters

September 27, 2017

Drs. Eric Davis and Becky McConnico suggest ways to mark your horse during a disaster in case you get separated.... Read More


Horses and Lightning Storms

September 26, 2017

Are horses safest inside or outside during a thunder and lightning storm? Dr. Eric Davis shares his insight.... Read More


It's All Academic Until it Happens to You

September 21, 2017

TheHorse.com reporter Pat Raia shares her experiences preparing for and weathering Hurricane Irma.... Read More


Could Horses Aid in Invasive Plant Control?

September 16, 2017

Researchers say horses could help control some invasive species while maintaining good body weight.... 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

September 15, 2017

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


Surviving Natural Disasters With Your Horse

September 14, 2017

Learn how to prepare for the worst-case natural disaster scenarios during our live event.... Read More


Feeding the Evacuated Horse

September 10, 2017

Our equine nutrition expert shares tips for feeding horses during natural disasters. ... Read More


Social Media Scenes: Hurricanes and Horses

September 08, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are bringing equestrians together to ensure horse safety as Mother Nature takes a toll.... Read More


10 Severe Weather Preparation Resources on TheHorse.com

September 08, 2017

Learn how to prepare your horses and farm for natural disasters before they occur.... Read More


Poll Recap: Equine Evacuation Plans

September 05, 2017

Of the 263 respondents, 137 (52%) said they have an evacuation plan for their horses in case of a natural disaster.... Read More


Texas Horse Owners Prepare for Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017

Some owners have already evacuated horses from areas in the storm's path while others are still making plans.... Read More


Texans Should Prepare for Flooding, High Winds from Harvey

August 24, 2017

Find tips on preparing farms, ranches, horses, and livestock, ahead of Hurricane Harvey's arrival.... Read More


Don't Let Your Horse Hay Go Up In Flames

August 14, 2017

Learn how to avoid combustion and barn fire caused by your stored hay.... Read More


Protecting Against Wildfire

July 07, 2017

Learn how to identify and reduce fire risk on your property.... Read More


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

June 15, 2017

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


Hurricane Preparation Tips for Horse Owners

June 11, 2017

Hurricane season is upon us, so horse owners should ready themselves in advance for evacuation.... Read More


Animal Resource Exercise Will Help Prepare for Emergencies

May 28, 2017

The event will help prepare first responders for dealing with animals, including horses, in the event of a disaster.... Read More


UC Davis, CEH Advancing Disaster Prep for Horses

March 14, 2017

A partnership with the International Animal Welfare Training Institute will help California horses during disasters.... Read More