ID for horse and Rider

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Trail Riding

ID for horse and Rider

This is a discussion on ID for horse and Rider within the Trail Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Id with horse on it
  • Idahohorseforum

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-28-2011, 04:22 PM
ID for horse and Rider

I was somewhere on some board, facebook, website or something and there was a discussion about having "ID" on your horse should the worst happen. Like you fall off, get bucked off, get knocked off, etc and loose your horse. Does anyone do this? Put an ID on the horse with their name, your name, and a contact number just incase so that the horse does not get lost?

I hope to never need it but it put thoughts into my head. What happens if I get knocked out and the horse takes off? How would I find it? If someone finds it how would they know what to do with it? I would hate to loose my horse AND have a splitting headache!!

What would/do you attach it to? Saddle? Headstall? Braid it into the mane?

Thoughts please
Sponsored Links
    04-28-2011, 04:30 PM
My old barn was a big lesson barn so they put little "dogtags" on the side of every bridle so kids would know which one belongs to their pony.. So I'm thinking this would work with name, and number for contact and such :) it really looked kind of stylish too, like a little silver embellishment!! Hehe
Posted via Mobile Device
    04-28-2011, 04:40 PM
I was afraid to put in on the headstall because I have personally been on a horse (and fell off too) when the bridal broke, got rubbed off on a tree, or one of my lovely friends came whizzing by and pulled it off. But I have also seen peoples girth break or something happen where their saddle came off. I was just wondering what is less likely...

If my horse is running rampid after I am off I would imagine that he would be likely to step on the reins and possibly break my bridal or even rub a tree or something and get the saddle off some how. I am a freak of nature I worry about crap like this... LOL
    04-28-2011, 04:44 PM
Hahaha horses can do things we can never figure out, including getting out of their girth somehow ;) hmmm in that case... You could always get your horse microchipped? But a lot of people never check for that. Mabye before you go out you can write it on his bum heheh
Posted via Mobile Device
    04-28-2011, 05:06 PM
Really, the only way to ensure that your horse always has their ID on them is to have them microchipped but in areas like mine, that is so rarely done that most vets don't scan for chips in horses. Branding is much more common though not all people agree with that and it still doesn't ensure that the person who found your horse would be able to find you. I mean, after all, how many people really know the contact information for the ranch or person with horses branded with some strange enigmatic symbol at a glance?
    04-28-2011, 05:46 PM
I know people that hang tags on saddles when they trail ride. We microchip ours as weanlings. If they are sold it's a nice plus for new owners also.
    04-28-2011, 07:56 PM
Green Broke
Mine are chipped, each saddle bridle and halter have in ID name tag.
Posted via Mobile Device
    04-28-2011, 09:11 PM
The halter I ride in has a dogtag with name and contact number on it. The areas I condition in are not really large enough that dreams could disappear without a trace. At competitions, however, I braid an additional dogtag with the same info into her mane, just in case she gets loose and does manage to remove some/all of her tack in the process (i have known 2 people who lost horses at competitions and they were missing for extended periods.. very scary)
    04-28-2011, 09:58 PM
I don't know if that's necessary. Do horses ever get lost? I haven't found one yet who couldn't find home or their trailer if left to their own devices. I just carry a sticky of my info in my helmet.
    06-28-2011, 04:23 PM
I know of a horse that was camping with her owner, in the morning the owner woke up and the mare was gone. Luckily they camp in the same spot a lot and the horse is very recognizable so the owner was contacted and the horse was returned.

When I trail ride I braid a dog tag into my horses mane, it has his name and my name and cell number on it. Just in case.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What do you think of this horse and rider? bubba13 Horse Riding Critique 90 02-26-2011 01:14 PM
Horse: 2; Rider: 1. What would you have done? MaryMary English Riding 11 11-29-2010 09:13 PM
New rider with 1st horse-TWH! Help! JamieO Gaited Horses 29 10-29-2010 12:40 AM
Should we tie a horse with the rider on? kitten_Val Horse Training 11 10-05-2010 01:58 PM
New Horse Rider aHORSEofCOURSE Gaited Horses 1 02-25-2009 07:32 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0