If you cannot evacuate your horse, or are forced to leave part of your herd behind, there are also precautions that can help you reunite with your horse. Keeping photographs helps, as does attaching identification information to the horse’s body.
“Braiding information wrapped in plastic to horses' manes and tails can help," said Moyer. "Livestock paint works well to put identification information on the body, and it’s waterproof. Or even taking a pair of clippers and shaving your contact information into the animal’s hair can help you reunite with your horse when you return.”
In addition to preparing your horse for evacuation, Moyer also suggested preparing yourself.
“Have a personal evacuation plan, too. You have to take care of yourself first to be able to take care of your horse.”
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