Theft and Recovery
"With all of this disorder and mayhem that many of us experience in our daily lives we forget to take care of, or don’t even think about, protecting ourselves against theft. We didn't and look what happen to us." --Debi Metcalfe, founder of Stolen Horse International / NetPosse.com
Are You Serious About Protecting Your Horses and your Equipment?
Theft or loss can be devastating to your horse, to you and your pocketbook. The theft of horses and livestock, farm equipment, tack and trailers has long since been a problem for farmers involved in the equine industry. Farms and ranches are often sprawled across large open areas and protecting against theft may be easier said than done. If you do nothing you may as well hang a sign that says, "come on in and take what you want." It is better to do your best to be safe than sorry that you didn't.
And to make matter worse, our country is in a recession and farm theft is significantly on the rise.
The recession has spurred cutbacks, layoffs and, now, increased theft. With the economy tanking, law enforcement sees a spike in old-time thievery. And what do people steal in times of recession? Cash, clothes, cigarettes, copper - pretty much everything!
There are steps you can take to protect your animals and your equipment.
Identify your horses: Having some type of permanent ID on your horse is one of the most important parts of protecting your horses.
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