Equine Disaster Preparedness
Flooding is the most common and costly disaster experienced by U.S. citizens. Flooding can be dangerous not only for horses but for ranchers and their employees as well. Six inches of moving water can topple an adult, and as little as 12 inches can sweep a vehicle off the road. Additionally, flooding can impact equine facilities with structural damage and loss of feed, leading to severe economic losses. This pamphlet describes actions equine owners can take to prepare, respond, and recover from flooding events. Read more about how to keep your horses safe in the event of a flood.