If you live on the east coast, you've probably already battened down the hatches. I hope everyone and their two and four legged family members are ready to weather the storm safely. About the only good thing about several recent disasters, including the hurricane season of 2005 is that we've gotten a bit smarter about emergency planning. Whether we experienced or witnessed the disaster we learned the time to prepare for a disaster is before anything happens. One critical aspect of horse manners is having a horse that loads quietly on a horse trailer. You may never plan to leave the yard with your horse, but an emergency requiring evacuation will be much easier to handle if you don't have to struggle with a horse that won't load. Train a Horse To Load on A Trailer Calmly outlines steps to training your horse to step onto a trailer willingly. Sometimes you do have to weather the storm and Emergency Planning for Horse and Pony Owners will help you put together a disaster plan to keep your horses or ponies as safe as possible whether you are facing fires, hurricanes, blizzards or floods.
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