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post #1 of 6 Old 06-04-2009, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Help! People trying to steal horses

I live in Vermont, and there were two instances last night of people trying to steal horses in my general area. At both places fences posts were pulled out of the ground to try and walk the horses over the downed fence.

Neither time did they succeed in stealing the horses, but it is still scary! Does anyone have any ideas of anything extra I could do to try and protect my horses?

Also, this happened a few days ago at a couple of different places in Billrica, MA and it was a truck with VT plates that was trying to do the stealing. I am wondering if they have made their way back to VT to try and steal horses here.

Any ideas??

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-04-2009, 03:46 PM
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I am assuming that local law enforcement has already been notified? If not, they need to be called NOW!! How easy are your horses to catch in your paddock? If they are hard to catch I wouldn't worry about it too much. Make sure that you have updated pictures of your horses from each side (just in case) and it really helps if they have some kind of brand or tattoo that will positively identify them. If you can afford it, a security camera would be a good idea. Good luck and I hope that they catch the sorry buttholes who are doing the stealing.

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post #3 of 6 Old 06-04-2009, 03:48 PM
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branding is a another idea,

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post #4 of 6 Old 06-04-2009, 03:55 PM
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must be something in the air...read your post...read the stolen trailer post

Add to that the fact that my neighbor just had his 4-wheeler stolen and a neighbor about 2 miles down had prescription drugs and a gun stolen

We've been leaving our security lights (motion activated) on all night long...bought a trailer hitch lock...and I am keeping my halters locked in the tack room. That's all I can think to do...that and I have two dogs
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-04-2009, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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yeah the authorities have been notified. I don't know the people that almost had their horses stolen. I actually saw all of this on Craigslist within two days.

RE: Stolen Horses
RE: Stolen Horses

Those are a few of the ads I saw. It is the same White Ford F350 every time. What is wrong with people?
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-04-2009, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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To make it worse there are also people posting ads basically calling these poor horse owners that they are crazy and that no one would steal horses.

I want to sleep out in the pasture with my babies now.
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