Originally Posted by farmpony84
I think I'm going to do it. Just on the one horse that I show since he has no brands or markings. (Although he has scars and healed breaks that a thief would not know about...)
If you haven't already, check his lips closely. I found unique markings on the lips, when I pulled them down, on the horse in my avatar. You cannot see them unless you pull his lower lip down.
Whellll guess what I took pictures of?
That's another thing. Get pictures, including any sort of scarring anywhere on the body, inside the ears, etc. Perish the thought a horse gets run thru an auction, sadly most auction barns are not so ethical as to have a scanner handy to check for microchips.
Even though I know the chipping process is flawed in that regard, I did it anyway because something is better than nothing. But you can't mistake markings in pictures, like those I found on the upper-almost-inner part of my horse's lower lip
You could always keep them in a Safe Deposit Box, to protect against loss from any sort of disaster.