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jenshorses

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jenshorses says:

protection of saddlery and equipment in the tackroom

 How do people feel about the amount of protection available for horse owners?ie, if there tack is stolen will the insurance pay out? Your chances of getting back? Would like to hear peoples thoughts on this.Auctions been able to sell tack without sellers having to show proof of ownership etc. Potentially making money of stolen items. If a saddle goes to auction and it is postcoded etc they dont have to check anything out, they just sell. Very interested to hear peoples thoughts on this.

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jenshorses

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jenshorses says:

Re: protection of saddlery and equipment in the tackroom

 It seems people aren't bothered about this. Personally i was robbed and lost 1000,s of pounds of equipment, and i was sickend to think that these thieves can sell on through auction etc or basically anywhere they choose, with them making money and the auction making money. And i have met people in other forums who say the insurance didnt even pay up! Does anyone have reccomendations for the best tack insurers?

People are using RFID in there saddles in hope if it is!! scanned their tack will be returned.

Any other suggestions for tack protection? Please, would like to hear.

 

Jen

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: protection of saddlery and equipment in the tackroom

Our thought of this is never ever leave any horse tack in the tack room take it home with us, everyone at yard the same as they don't allow trip wires and machine guns the police take a dim view.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: protection of saddlery and equipment in the tackroom

We've always had to keep our tack at home as there is nowhere to keep it at the field, and also previously when we were in a rented field with a lockable stone built shed we did the same, as we found everything stayed damp and went mouldy very quickly.

It's covered by our house insurance, just had to remember to take everything in the car !!

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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jenshorses

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jenshorses says:

Re: protection of saddlery and equipment in the tackroom

 kevin i have to say tripwires and machine guns would be great lol

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: protection of saddlery and equipment in the tackroom

The big problem is when travellers are about things start to be stolen, but this at times happening so they get the blame even though they are not always innocent, but when they break through the roof when everything else is alarmed. At the place my son is a lorry container  for the tack room but like every where else only good as the lock. I had the garage door open the once leading my horse through and found a scrap metal dealer inspecting my saddle which was on a saddle rack asked him what he was doing and he kept asking if a wheelchair in the garage was scrap my answer was no quite a few times until I lost it and the word had off at the end. Cannot understand why stealing equipment as if you try to sell your old equipment don't get much at all, this saddle of mine was made for a specific horse Lara. with very high withers.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: protection of saddlery and equipment in the tackroom

I've just been reassessing all my insurance policies, equine as well as human as the amount of money going out the door every month on insurance is frightening.  I have my tack on my policy, but on reading it has to be in a certain type of building with dead locks and window bars or it is invalid.  Currently it resides in my summer house which does not fall into the categories they specify, so I'm going to take it off and put it on the house policy.  I managed to find a good one on compare the market which covers items being stolen from sheds and outhouses up to the value of £2,000, and the premiums are cheaper than my current house insurance which doesn't cover sheds and outhouses.  So I'll hopefully get cheaper horse insurance by taking it off as well as cheaper house insurance which provides better cover - worth shopping around.

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highlander

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highlander says:

Re: protection of saddlery and equipment in the tackroom

my tack is kept at home, not good when you have 2 saddles to lug out without a car! i'm sure my tack is covered in my house insurance. I know its not always possible to take stuff home but we have our tack room well tucked out the way.

It has been calculated thay any two thoroughbreds picked at random will on average have more than 13% of their genes in common.

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highlander

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highlander says:

Re: protection of saddlery and equipment in the tackroom

sorry about your lost by the way, its horrible to hear u lost so much.

It has been calculated thay any two thoroughbreds picked at random will on average have more than 13% of their genes in common.

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jenshorses

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jenshorses says:

Re: protection of saddlery and equipment in the tackroom

 Hi, everyone thank you for your comments, i am actually looking into a unit to be fitted into saddles, as this is generally the most common piece of equipment taken.  You then have to purchase a separate handheld scanner and an app to access mapping. Should your things be stolen there is avery good chance that this unit will allow you to find it on a pc within a range of 500m -1500m then you use this scanner which takes you directly to where your goods will be. This unit is in trial at the moment and hopefully will be available shortly.

Is this something that you think people will like?  I think especially on yards where there are shared tackrooms this device will be worth its weight in gold.

I have created a little online shop called www.horse-security.com just to get us on line with a link to our facebook page, which when this unit is ready i will post on there. (This is basically to get us some ground and get us seen ready for launching it)

We are also working on a unit to be worn by the horse.

Would appreciate your thoughts on such a unit.

 

Jenny

 

 

 

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igglepop

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igglepop says:

Re: protection of saddlery and equipment in the tackroom

 surely if they can remove a chip from a horse they can remove it from a saddle?

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