Trapped Horse On A Flooded Field Gets Rescued By Brave Farmers

Floods are one of the most common natural disasters faced by horse owners. Many properties are located in flood plains, but some homeowners have a false sense of security. Floods can be slow growing or fast. Slowly rising floods are typical when flood waters move along a river or stream and can often reach a certain height. Flash floods are usually the result of rain, extremely heavy snow or snowmelt and occur suddenly, like in our video. They can also result from a dam or backfill failure.

Thus, advance planning will dramatically reduce the amount of human and animal suffering in any emergency, including flooding. As a horse healer, when planning a flood disaster, you should familiarize yourself with the area where your horses live. In particular, the proximity of inlets, dams, watercourses, drainage areas.

Municipalities have information about the flood plains in your area. Good land use management and compliance with building regulations can reduce some of the costs of flood losses. In addition, the driveway of your property should be well constructed and maintained to protect you from flooding if you live in a risk area.

And also try to avoid building in a floodplain. Sheds and stables should be located in raised areas large enough to be used as shelters for horses in the event of a flood.If you are grazing horses in floodplains, be prepared to move them to higher ground before the lower escape routes are flooded. Construct separate buildings for the storage of agricultural chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides and fuels so that there is minimal possibility of contaminating feed and water.