Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
we have 2 central registrys in the UK, Farmkey ltd and Freezebrand ltd.
They both have a standard brand, farmkey has a 4 figure brand (so 4 random letters and numbers) registered to that one horse, freezebrand has a 3 figure brand.
However both companies will do personalised brands provided they are not already in use.
Brands are registered to the horse and along with microchip numbers will help identify the horse in case of theft. Farmkey have a 99% recovery rate for stolen horses, Freezebrand is a similar figure.
Horse ownership details are held in the National Equine database and you "should" register the addition of the brand with the NED when you have it done.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT