One of the most common natural catastrophes that horse owners experience is flooding. Despite the fact that many homes are in flood plains, some homeowners have a false sense of security. Floods can grow slowly or quickly. When flood waters move down a river or stream, they usually rise slowly and can reach a particular height. Flash floods are caused by rain, exceptionally heavy snow, or snowmelt, and they happen quickly, as shown in our movie. A dam or backfill failure can also cause them.
As a result, in any catastrophe, including flooding, preemptive planning will drastically lessen the amount of human and animal suffering. When managing a flood disaster as a horse healer, you should become familiar with the location where your horses live. The location of holes, dams, watercourses, and drainage zones, in particular.
Local governments can provide information on flood plains in your area. Some of the expenses of flood losses can be reduced by good land use management and adherence to construction codes. Furthermore, if you live in a flood-prone area, your property’s driveway should be well-built and maintained to defend you from flooding.
Also, avoid constructing in a floodplain. Sheds and stables should be built on high ground that is large enough to serve as a flood shelter for horses. If you have horses grazing in floodplains, be ready to shift them to higher ground before the lower escape routes flood. Separate structures should be built for the storage of agricultural chemicals like herbicides, insecticides, and fuels so that feed and water are not contaminated.