Paint horse attacks are a common sight on the East Coast, and the U.S. Coast Guard has a lot of work to do to prevent them.
Here are some steps to take when the attack happens.1.
Make sure you have a good plan for the attack.
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Have a plan to deal with the attack and your family.
If your family has been attacked, it’s a good idea to plan how to help protect yourself and your loved ones during the attack, as well as any family members who are in danger.3.
Get out of the way.
As you approach a paint horse, don’t get too close, because the attack is a dangerous situation for your family members.
If you have children in the home, they should not be in the house at all, even for short periods of time.
If possible, make sure your children are inside the house, so they don’t run away.4.
Stay away from the horse’s head.
If the attack comes from behind, you should keep your distance.
If it’s from behind by your front door, you may be able to keep your front porch door open.5.
Avoid the door frames.
If a painthorse suddenly grabs your family and jumps on top of you, you can block off the door frame with a fence or other means.
If the attack happened from behind and your wife and children were outside the home when it happened, you could call 911 or the local fire department.
If that’s the case, you need to get out of your house and find a safe spot.6.
If paint horse is running at a fast pace, you must move to cover quickly.
If they attack from behind while you are on your front lawn, you might be able a quick escape.7.
If someone in the area sees the attack happening, call 911 immediately and get them to come get you.
Make an emergency call if they aren’t responding.
If someone in your family is injured or killed, or someone is seriously injured, contact your state’s emergency medical services agency or the nearest hospital emergency room.
If an attack occurs, the person who attacked is most likely to hurt you.
Call 911 if they hurt you, but don’t try to fight them.
If any other family members are hurt, you and your children must get medical help immediately.
You should call 911 for help with the medical bills.8.
If there are no immediate relatives nearby, take the family with you.
If no one is in the family, you or your children should stay with your loved one.
The family is most at risk when there are other family, friends, or pets in the immediate vicinity.9.
Don’t leave your car.
Do not drive to the nearest police station, fire station, or hospital.
If anyone is injured, call the nearest law enforcement agency or fire station.
Call the police if you can.
If emergency vehicles are in the road, don’ t try to pull them away.
Do call 911 if you have to.
If there are children in your home, do call the police.
If parents are in their home, keep your kids out.
If children are in school, do ask your children to stay in class.
If one or more of your children has a seizure or if your child is in a hospital emergency, contact a doctor right away.
The best thing you can do for your child right now is to stay at home until the hospital emergency is over.10.
Get a plan.
Get all of your family in a safe place and keep them there until an ambulance arrives.
This plan may be simple, but it’s important to make it easy to remember.
If everyone has a plan, you will be better able to get through a paint attack and keep your family safe.