Giving your horse the best chance during disasters

Register now for a September 16 webinar to learn how to protect your horse during a disaster.

Disaster preparation includes training your horse to load in a trailer under stressful circumstances, having an animal evacuation plan and ensuring your horse can be identified with the proper paperwork.

Disaster preparation includes training your horse to load in a trailer under stressful circumstances, having an animal evacuation plan and ensuring your horse can be identified with the proper paperwork.

When disaster strikes, a horse’s instinct and their owner’s preparation are their best chance for survival. Disaster preparation includes training your horse to load in a trailer under stressful circumstances, having an animal evacuation plan and ensuring your horse can be identified with the proper paperwork.

Ensuring that your horse can load and that your truck and trailer are in working order at a moment’s notice are essential for surviving a disaster.  Right from the Start: Safety Awareness for the Next Generation of Livestock Producers is a video about horse trailer safety from the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education.

Join My Horse University and eXtension Horses for a free webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. EDT to learn about Giving Your Horse the Best Chance During Disasters. Online registration for the webinar is open until Sept. 15.

Participants in this webcast will learn practical things a horse owner should know, and can do, that will reduce risks to horses during fires, floods and storms. Michigan State University Extension equine specialist Karen Waite, along with Scott Cotton, University of Wyoming area agriculture educator and Extension disaster education delegate will present during the webinar.

This webcast is presented by My Horse University, eXtension Horses and the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN).

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