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post #11 of 14 Old 10-19-2009, 05:52 PM
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that would be so scary!! luckily my horse goes into the barn and night and the pasture she goes into in the day has a bunch of other horses and can barely be seen by the road, haha the horse stealers would have to go through everybody at the barn before thye got to her pasture! and the owner of the barn lives rigth beside the barn on the property, so my horse is pretty safe and even if somehow they did get through if people are rough with my mare she gets stubborn, and if she didnt know the people that were trying to load her in the dark i bet you anything she would put up a loud fight, haha.

if your getting them freeze branded i would recomend getting it right near the withers because then when you ride her you cant see it just in case you ever want to enter shows :P

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post #12 of 14 Old 10-20-2009, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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I might just do the freeze brand, though. They're very obvious and might keep a thief from stealing her in the first place. I think a freeze brand can do everything and microchip can do and more... so there's no point in doing both.

Don't hot brands leave a black mark, though? If that's the case, it wouldn't help much since she's black...

I know it wouldn't help much if they took her and slaughtered her themselves like they were doing in Miami, but there isn't much you can do to prevent that (aside from securing your horse at night). At least it might keep someone from stealing her and taking her to an auction.
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post #13 of 14 Old 10-20-2009, 01:02 AM
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Don't hot brands leave a black mark, though? If that's the case, it wouldn't help much since she's black...

When it heals it is a white mark, we used them on black cattle. and they also work on white livestock. I am sure a horse would be no different.

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post #14 of 14 Old 10-21-2009, 05:35 PM
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I prefer freeze brands mayself but just because hot brands seem like they would be more painful? to me...idk...

Thankfully I live in the middle of no where north texas where where horse theft is non-existant...atleast in my area...and the pasture my boy is in isnt even visible from the road...

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