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yorkshiredeb

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yorkshiredeb says:

freezemarking - cruel?

the theft of arthurs tack has made me consider his own safety - how devestated i would be if he were ever stolen

So - im wanting to microchip or freezemark

i would prefer freezemark - its visible for everyone to see.

But Im thinking of the pain involved. Then i think if he ended up in the wrong hands - 1 minutes agony versus a lifetimes misery?

What has been your expereinces of freezemarking - can the horse be sedated to make it easier?

What have you done, what are your experiences reccomendations etc  - how was your horse while it was done, after?

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yorkshiredeb

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yorkshiredeb says:

Re: freezemarking - cruel?

i hope so natalia but it needs to be be done  - i cant bear the thought of arthur with nasty owners, hes a big softy x

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ilovecrystal

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ilovecrystal says:

Re: freezemarking - cruel?

i thought u did it when they were really young so they get over it and kinda forget about it? i never actually got told this though, i dont know how i know that !! i suppose its just my theory! but they can get it on the shoulder too,(thants where one of mine has it)

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graciesaphie99

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Re: freezemarking - cruel?

no its not cruel its over in a second :D

i think you should have it done if you are having doubts :/

2 coloured horses from my old yard were stolen, and after that everyone at the yard got there horses freeze-marked :/

i think gypsys are the main culprets and  they nearly always go for coloureds.

hope that helped :)

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yorkshiredeb

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yorkshiredeb says:

Re: freezemarking - cruel?

it has gracie - athur is a coloured cob. hes 6 so no youngster but  if thats how i can keep him safe i will - i cant bear thought of him tied up for life on some tethered gypsy land

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graciesaphie99

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Re: freezemarking - cruel?

yorkshiredeb said:

it has gracie - athur is a coloured cob. hes 6 so no youngster but  if thats how i can keep him safe i will - i cant bear thought of him tied up for life on some tethered gypsy land


:/ awhh is he, yes gypsys are such horrible people they get in everywhere and anywhere to get a horse :/ i think  it would be a good idea :)
 

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MizzPurpleKitten

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Re: freezemarking - cruel?

It's about as cruel as injections! A nasty neccessity! I wouldn't suggest under the saddle though for two reasons-1 it takes longer to heal and you can't ride or rug for a few days afterwards usually and 2 it's always covered when rugged or tacked up. If you get him done on the shoulder or the neck it's visible even when tacked up. When rugged it's hard not to cover it on the shoulder (or even the neck if he had a neck rug) but at least it's visible at all other times.

He's a coloured cob, so he's going to be one of the top horses on the yard looked at to be stolen by the local gyppos to sell at appleby etc (I am not bad mouthing Gypsies in general by the way, just the sods that do this! I have heard of quite a few!) so if I were you I'd be getting EVERYTHING done possible to prevent him going anywhere.

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yorkshiredeb

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yorkshiredeb says:

Re: freezemarking - cruel?

i am

vets coming this friday to do his injecttions - ill ring tomorrow and get everything done, freezemark and microchipping - i will budget elsewhere - i am scared. a lady at yard told me today theyd scares over horses going - we were talking about tack thefts, i said at least horses werent wanted - she said theyve had some scares

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ilovearabs

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ilovearabs says:

Re: freezemarking - cruel?

Farmkey also do a Micromark - if you get your horse microchipped you can just have the micromark done which is just a symbol.  The good thing is there is a smaller area to be done but it's smaller so not as visual a deterrant.  Another "downside" is it costs the same whether you have a micromark or the whole freezemark.

 

I found Farmkey to be really helpful when I needed new documents (my horse's previous owner didn't have them) but I've not had to have a horse freezemarked so couldn't tell you how they react but I suppose they are all different anyway.

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eharringtonl@aol.com

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Re: freezemarking - cruel?

Most stolen horses are out of the country and dead within 3 days.  Freeze marks can be dyed over so it is questionable how much of a deterant they are.

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Most coloured horses, especialy geldings are worthless to gypsies (which is why they got rid of them as trade horses in the first place.)  They only prize certain characteristics and would concider most coloured cobs owned by the general public to be absolute rubbish.  So don't worry about the gypsies nicking them and tethering them somewhere!  Most horses that are stolen are shetlands (easy to move on) and meaty cobs (higher dead weight).

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Caddy731993

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Caddy731993 says:

Re: freezemarking - cruel?

i thought all horses HAD to have microchips?

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