Tanya Buck Holistic Horse Training
Fire Season is here. Are you ready?
If evacuating your horse becomes necessary, you'll be relieved to have everything organized and ready. Here's the short list of what to have prepared ahead of time. Have your paperwork with you or in a safe place away from your home, including: Registration papers, Brand Inspection, and insurance policy number if horse is insured. Pictures of both sides of your horse are good to have in that packet also. Remember, your Brand Inspection card is your proof of ownership, do not leave it at home.
* Be sure your horses are halter-broke, lead and tie.
* Train your horses to load onto a trailer on command.
* Always have a backup plan in case a trailer is not able to travel your road; hiking out or leading from your vehicle works.
* Do not turn your horse loose thinking he'll be able to outrun the smoke or fire. He can't. If you can get out, take him with you. If you don't have a trailer, call for help--numbers are listed below.
At time of evacuation, have your horses haltered with identification attached that gives their name and age, your name, your vet's name and both phone numbers. A piece of paper inside a baggie and taped to the halter works, as does duct tape marked with a Sharpie pen or, you may even write directly on the halter.
An evacuation team, such as Front Range Animal Evacuation Team (FRAET) or Horse Evacuation Assistance Team (HEAT), may need to enter the fire zone and pick up your animals in the event of the fire being too close and too dangerous for you to get home. It is important that the Animal Control office in your county knows to send the teams to your home, so call them and give them your address, your phone number, the number and kind of animals you have to be rescued. The horses will be taken to Jefferson county Fairgrounds in most instances and if that is not the case, you will be informed when you contact your local Animal Control Office.
• Jefferson County Animal Control 303- 271-5070
• On weekends, the Sheriff number for Animal Control 303-271-0211
• Clear Creek County Animal Control 303- 569-3251 ext 398
• Park County Animal Control 303-816-0732
Here's to wishing all a safe and happy summer!******10% discount on all Trailer Loading Training with mention of http://www.285Bound.com and this article!******Tanya Buck was born and raised in Carmel, California, where she grew up on a small ranch. A graduate of UC Davis, she majored in Animal Science with a concentration in Equine Reproduction, and a minor in English.
She is certified through UC Davis as an Equine Breeding Manager, is a certified 4-H judge, and a Reiki Master. Currently, Tanya and her husband live in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with five horses, three dogs, three cats, a couple of parrots and a bunch of fish.
Besides her passion for horses, Tanya is an avid Scuba diver, an active bicyclist, and loves to hike, snowshoe, read and write. She is currently working on two books, one fiction that needs an agent now, and a creative nonfiction about horses written from the horse's point of view.
Tanya has been helping to bridge the communication gap between horses and humans for over 35 years.