Need Info on Freeze Branding
A few local horse people stopped by my house today. Asked if they could see my horse, I said sure, asked if my husband was home so they could talk to him about the horse, and I said that I owned the horse, not my husband. They seemed nice enough, so we walked to the gate and started talking, and the smell of alcohol on both of them started to fill the air.
They asked if he was a stud, I said, no, started to scold me on why I cut him, I told them I bought him cut (didnt mention the fact that he is not breeding quality whatsoever), but anyways, started asking how old he was and if he was for sale again and again and again. I said that he is not for sale, and never will be. They then started to proceed to ask me if I wanted them to halter my own horse, and if I wanted them to ride my horse. I said no politely, and although they were both pushy, the one was polite, and said that they were just stopping by to see fellow horse neighbors.
Long story short, I am beyond creeped out about the entire ordeal. Something about them seemed so off, and so backyard breeder/horse trader to me. I was planning on branding my horse anyways, but just kept putting it off, I feel as if this is the time I need to do it.
Any websites, info on it, procedures, ect, ect would be greatly appreciated! Ive done some research on it before, but never wrote down the good sites. I do know that there are several states where you have to register the brand, NC is one of them, so I will have to look into that again. But again, any and all info would be great!!
Thanks! Also, if anyone has any brand iron ideas, send me a pm, I want my initials, if the brand idea isnt taken, but I am at a complete loss as to how I want it done.