When faced with a disaster, owners can execute an equine evacuation plan, which involves removing horses from at risk areas before the disaster arrives and transporting them to a previously determined location.

Horses pastured (Sheltered in place) during a disaster should wear fly masks to avoid eye injury and owners should paint their phone numbers on their horses’ bodies or braid a note containing their contact information into their horses’ manes.

That way people will know who to call (if the disaster) drives the animal from its pasture) Finally, a reminder to horse owners that protecting human life should be a priority when disasters are predicted. It is recommended that owners become familiar with basic first-aid techniques to apply in the aftermath of the disaster if necessary.

“Remember: In a disaster, it’s people first,” so it is up to you to make preparations for your horses and other animals.