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    05-11-2008, 09:14 AM
  #1
Foal
Tips for horse security.

On my yard, my horses have a plaque that states they bite and kick...usually puts people off..(plus Scampi does anyway lol), and stops people giving titbits to them. When riding out, always have a dog collar tag or similar on your horses saddle and bridle so if you fell off and your trusty steed says right I am off...he can be took back by the person that finds him or handed to the authorities to get him home. Put warning that they bite and kick on your fencing so pulic don't feed titbits that may be poisonous. Stamp your tack with the metal leather stamps that indent your post code and house number, or your car registration so that you can be traced if its stolen. Freeze branding is good but a knowledgable theif will die the hir and its then not noticable til it grows out so that's not neccesarily fool proof. Micro chips can be removed from the muscle by large nail clippers too, its blody painful for the horse, I have had to stitch a few of them after this horrendous act.
You can also have your post code burnt into the hoof wall and this lasts until the hoof grows out, its a good way and its not burnt in deep. There is loads of little things you can do to put off a theif. :)
     
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    05-12-2008, 01:57 PM
  #2
Showing
I've always wondered about this. I would love to freeze-brand or hot-brand Maia with a brand, but I have no idea how much it would cost - and ideas?
Since I'm at a public boarding place, I'm worried but not at the same time - I like the idea about the biting and kicking - I think I'll get a plaque made :)
     
    05-15-2008, 07:56 PM
  #3
Foal
Yeah it works too, people tend not to go giving your horse titbits aswell lol. I would freeze brand rather than hot brand. I think in the USA its about $80 to have a horese freezebranded, but if you get a group of people together then it goes cheaper. There is alsorts of ways to secure your horses though, and cheap too cos not everyone can afford it...its bloody expensive lol!
     
    05-27-2008, 02:27 PM
  #4
Foal
Hehe the bit about biting and kicking is a good idea. I have a friend who owns her own yard and one day when she got down the yard she found loads of cake and bread wrappers all over her yard. To start off with she assume someone had just dumped their rubbish but when she went to check on the horses and found her horse was laying down and wouldnt get up, she called the vet. Only to find out that whoever had left the wrappers has fed all the crap to her horse which had stuffed his intestine and colon up. Unfortunatly her horse had to be put down and she now has a sign saying 'sick and injured horses please don't feed' But I think a sign saying horses bite and kick is much better :p
     
    06-10-2008, 05:28 PM
  #5
Showing
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
I've always wondered about this. I would love to freeze-brand or hot-brand Maia with a brand, but I have no idea how much it would cost - and ideas?
Since I'm at a public boarding place, I'm worried but not at the same time - I like the idea about the biting and kicking - I think I'll get a plaque made :)
If you find where if branding is possible, let me know. I would love to brand my Canadian.

All my horses are microchipped but I really wonder how much good it actually does.
     
    06-10-2008, 11:21 PM
  #6
Showing
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Originally Posted by My2Geldings
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
I've always wondered about this. I would love to freeze-brand or hot-brand Maia with a brand, but I have no idea how much it would cost - and ideas?
Since I'm at a public boarding place, I'm worried but not at the same time - I like the idea about the biting and kicking - I think I'll get a plaque made :)
If you find where if branding is possible, let me know. I would love to brand my Canadian.

All my horses are microchipped but I really wonder how much good it actually does.
First you have to design a brand, then get it registered ( http://www.lis-alberta.com/about_lis/index.html ), then get it made, then do it.
I have a website that you can custom-order from, but can't find it at the moment.... I'll post again
     
    06-10-2008, 11:23 PM
  #7
Showing
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
Quote:
Originally Posted by My2Geldings
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
I've always wondered about this. I would love to freeze-brand or hot-brand Maia with a brand, but I have no idea how much it would cost - and ideas?
Since I'm at a public boarding place, I'm worried but not at the same time - I like the idea about the biting and kicking - I think I'll get a plaque made :)
If you find where if branding is possible, let me know. I would love to brand my Canadian.

All my horses are microchipped but I really wonder how much good it actually does.
First you have to design a brand, then get it registered ( http://www.lis-alberta.com/about_lis/index.html ), then get it made, then do it.
I have a website that you can custom-order from, but can't find it at the moment.... I'll post again
That's great! If you find it, do you mind letting me know? I am going to start working on this
     
    06-10-2008, 11:33 PM
  #8
Showing
http://www.lhbrandingirons.com/
     
    08-05-2008, 03:58 PM
  #9
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JustDressagelt,
Thank you . My father's cattle brands were lost in our in moving (it happens). And, If I decide to replace them, now I know where to buy them.
What is needed to brand to horse? Is it the same as a with cattle, in reguard to state goverment or do the assa. Have same rules.
     

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