|New Hope Stables
Hertford N.C. 27944
|To Leave Or Stay???
That is always a Important question.
With the possibility of a hurricane hitting your area, there are several preparations that
horse farm owners can enact prior to a storm to enhance their situation:
volanteers/organisations have received in-depth training on disaster management.
Several REINS organizations have developed a disaster/emergency equine management
an emergancy/disaster within an area.Several REINS organizations have developed a
disaster/emergency equine management plan for their area. The REINS organizations will
serve as the leas equine contact during an emergancy/disaster within an area.
|If you decide to stay or unable to leave the area, here is some tips to help you out.
|Try to think of all the "what if's"
|Secure your horses
Try to think of all the "what if's"
your veterinary will be able to get to your
horse due to road or flood waters.
Evacuation of Horses
Eastern North Carolina
|Feed and Water
This is one of the most difficult dilemmas to
overcome during the clean up period when water
sources tend to be contaminated.
If possible a seven day supply, allow twenty
gallons of water per horse per day. It also is a
good idea to have the fresh water additive for RV
this will help to keep your water from going bad.
You should have a week or more of feed/hay on
hand, just in case your roads are flooded or
Make sure you store your feed/Hay and water in a
safe place. Take extra measures so you don't
loses your feed/Hay. Tarps, Trash bags. Etc.
|Bed All Stalls and Clear out Aisle ways for pasture horses during storm.
Make sure you have back up plans for EVERYTHING!
storm. Prolonged power interruptions, blocked roadways, downed trees, increased populations
|If the worst happens!
Emergency situations may force horse owners to make the difficult, but
practical decision of putting human life above that of your horse. Owners of
animals are encourage to care for themselves first and the animal second.
Horses have demonstrated a remarkable survival ability in the face of natural
disaster which far exceeds those of humans!
If you do go out in a storm remember that your horse is not going to listen to
someone with you and have a realistic plan before you take on the challenge.