Disaster Preparation


Poll Recap: Weather Emergency Plans

March 25, 2014

Of the 388 respondents, 32% said they plan for "other" weather-related emergencies, including wildfires. ... Read More


Have a Plan in Place when Disaster Strikes

March 23, 2014

Having an emergency plan in place can help to keep our horses safe and out of harm's way.... Read More


10 Severe Weather Preparation Resources on TheHorse.com

March 03, 2014

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


Resolve to Prepare in 2014

February 06, 2014

Now is the perfect time to resolve to finally get disaster planning in place.... Read More


A Dozen Horses Perish in Alabama Barn Fire

January 14, 2014

Fire investigators are blaming a lightning strike for a barn fire that killed 12 horses.... Read More


Protect Horses from Dying Ash Trees and Wildfire Threat

January 01, 2014

Horse owners might overlook wildfire threats from insect infestation on surrounding trees.... Read More


Prepare Horses, Livestock, and Pets for Bushfires

October 27, 2013

The Australian Veterinary Association is warning of serious impacts of bushfires on wildlife and pets. ... Read More


Protect Your Horses from Predatory Wildlife

October 21, 2013

Keep your horse safe by learning what to do if you see or suspect wildlife threats.... Read More


10 Barn Fire and Wildfire Resources from TheHorse.com

October 09, 2013

Fire remains a threat to equine operations worldwide. Learn how to protect yours from barn and wildfires.... Read More


Colorado Horsecare Foodbank Receives $5,000 Grant

October 08, 2013

The nonprofit organization plans to use the funds to provide hay to horse owning families impacted by floods.... Read More


AVA: Include Animals in Disaster Management Plans

October 06, 2013

If disaster hits, people should be prepared not only for their own safety but for their animals' as well. ... Read More


Horse Owners: Be Prepared for Natural Disasters

October 01, 2013

Consider these tips for protecting equine companions in the event of a disaster.... Read More


Impending Storm Forces Louisiana Racetrack Evacuations

August 15, 2013

About 1,000 horses are currently stabled at the Fair Grounds Race Course for a Quarter Horse racing meet.... Read More


Firewise Tips for Horse Owners

July 02, 2013

Here are a few points to help you identify and minimize wildfire risks for your horse property.... Read More


TAHC Announces Horseback Emergency Response Team

August 27, 2012

The team will assist with locating, rounding up, identifying, and moving livestock after disasters.... Read More


Horses Injured in 2012 Italian Bareback Race

August 18, 2012

Six horses collided during the race. One sustained a slight fracture and is expected to recover.... Read More


Horses Now Second in Kentucky; Poultry on Top

September 02, 2010

Poultry and eggs were Kentucky's leading farm commodity in 2009, with cash receipts of $911.6 million, ending the equine industry's 10-year reign at the top of the list. According to a release Aug. 31 from state agriculture commission... Read More


California Horse Dealer Accused of Fraud

August 30, 2010

A California woman accused of misrepresenting horses she offered for sale on equine-related websites pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge under a plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles last week. Assistant U.S... Read More


Tips for Horse Owners to Prepare for Hurricane Season

August 30, 2010

With the hurricane season upon us, it is important for horse owners to ready themselves in advance for evacuation and other recommended tasks related to hurricane preparedness. Here are some tips from the ... Read More


Rutgers' Young Horse Teaching and Research Program a Success

May 07, 2010

The Equine Science Center and Young Horse Teaching and Research Program are pleased to announce the results of the annual young horse auction. Despite unseasonably cold and rainy weather, a sizeable crowd, including 21 bidders attended the auct... Read More


Belgian and Car Collide: Car Loses

May 03, 2010

What started as a simple training exercise in Independence, Kan., turned into a two-mile chase involving five police officers, two highway patrolmen, concerned citizens, a horse-drawn wedding carriage, and Rocky, an 1,800-pound, 7-year-old Belg... Read More


Equine Reproduction Clinics in Indiana to be Held this Spring

February 12, 2010

Historic Prophetstown in Battle Ground, Ind., will host three horse reproduction clinics at the RX Acres Belgian breeding farm in Brookston in conjunction with Purdue University Extension.

The clinics take place Feb. 19-20, March 13-... Read More


Mounted Police Unit Disbanded in San Diego

December 19, 2009

The San Diego mounted police unit is being disbanded and the horses sold due to budget deficits.... Read More


Fire Destroys Four Kentucky State Fair Horse Barns

September 01, 2009

Just two days after the conclusion of the Kentucky State Fair, a fire has destroyed four of the horse barns at the Kentucky State Fair & Exposition Center in Louisville, the Read More


South Carolina Horse Shot in Pasture

August 31, 2009

The owner of a bay Quarter Horse mare found dead in her Anderson, S.C., pasture Friday morning said he believes the animal was killed with a captive bolt, the Read More