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Q6)  Can my horses stay out during a thunderstorm?

Horses are easy targets for lightning during thunderstorms.  They tend to group together for protection under trees which are excellent conductors of electricity and particularly for horses with steel-shod hooves.  Lightning can travel a long distance through metal fencing or water. It can bounce off of one animal and hit another in a group.

It is best to shelter animals in a wood barn or well-grounded metal pole building with lightning rods during a thunderstorm.  Avoid keeping a lone tree in a pasture where horses could congregate during a storm.  

If you know in advance that thunderstorms are predicted, keep or put your horses inside a safe place.  Your anxiety level will be greatly reduced.  

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