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Safety: What to Look for in a Barn

Get advice from recent "Horse Behavior and Safety" course participants....

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Horse Trailer Ramp Safety

Have you seen anything go wrong with a ramp on a trailer? What did you learn from the experience?...

Top 5 Ways Not to Get Kicked

Here are some simple things you can do to avoid getting kicked by a horse....

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Top 5 Basic Safety Changes to Your Barn

From floor to ceiling, here are the top five safety changes you should make to your barn. ...

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Whatever You Do, Don't Panic

Horses pick up on body language and small cues from their handlers, which means it's especially important to stay calm during an emergency rescue situation....

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Don't Drown Your Horse, Part 1

Come on, raise your hand if you've ever gone swimming with your horse--it's fun! Sadly, however, stories of horses and humans playing in the water often turn tragic....

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Improving Transport with Scientific Evidence and Animal Welfare Legislation

Research shows that we need to improve trailer design and all aspects of equine transport. ...

Situational Awareness

Are you aware of the smells, sounds, and sights around you at all times? This situational awareness could save your life....

Putting Information and Technology into Work for Transport

More information from the Animal Transport Association's annual conference: Are we transporting our horses they way we should based on current technology, or simply based on tradition?...

NFPA appointments of Animal Professionals to Committees

These appointments provide a real step forward and an opportunity to professionals outside of the fire service to bring their experience, network of colleagues, veterinary oversight, and technical expertise to improve the standard response to animal technical rescue scenarios....

About This Blog

The Horse 911: What's Your Emergency? describes real-life equine emergencies and rescues, along with lessons on how to avoid such situations when possible and how to effectively save the horses and humans involved.