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Top tips for tidying your feed room

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Your Horse, 11 April 2013 14:39

Kick start your spring cleaning by reading our quick fire tips to a tidier feed room. 1. Keep your tools, such as brooms and pitchforks handy and out from under your feet by hanging them on a wall-mounted tool holder. 2. If you have hay in your feed room, store your bales on wooden pallets to prevent them from getting mouldy from ...

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  • 20 February 2012

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Upgrade your security

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Nicola Young, 26 May 2011 15:27

Insurance policies will often specify what security measures are required. If you fail to meet your obligations as set out in your policy, your insurers could refuse to give you a penny in the event of a burglary. Read the small print carefully and make sure your security measures meet the minimum standards. “Sometimes a little investment can be well ...

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Vary your visits to the yard and keep an eye out

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Your Horse, 26 May 2011 15:09

Thieves will often stake out a target for several days or even weeks, watching the daily patterns at the yard and getting a feel for when it will be empty and at its most vulnerable. Simply by varying the times you visit, you can help make your yard less of a target. Be your own private investigator If you see ...

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Secure your lorry or trailer and lock up your barrows

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Your Horse, 26 May 2011 14:45

Secure your lorry or trailer Use a wheel clamp, security post – or both – and fit an alarm. Even a simple battery-powered alarm will draw attention if someone starts tampering with your trailer and will deter would-be thieves. Try to park in a highly visible area or under a security light. Try to personalise the vehicle in some way ...

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Join your local Horsewatch group and put up deterrent signs

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Your Horse, 26 May 2011 14:40

The UK Horsewatch Alliance is a nationwide organisation set up to share information and support horse owners in the fight against equine crime. Groups operate across the country, but join together once a year to share information, discuss trends and speak about tactics that have proved successful. At a local level, groups like Gina’s Devon and Cornwall Alliance circulate information ...

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Keep precise records

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Your Horse, 26 May 2011 14:37

Could you honestly describe every mark on your horse? Could you list the scars on his legs and swirls on his chest? And the same goes for your tack, could you list every scratch on your saddle? If the answer is no, you could seriously jeopardise your chances of recovering your property. “A big problem we face is that people ...

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Make sure your tack is traceable

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Your Horse, 26 May 2011 14:32

Despite the fact horse owners often spend a good chunk of their annual salary kitting out their horses, tack room security is often basic. “People often store their tack in what is little more than a garden shed with a single padlock,” Devon and Cornwall Horsewatch coordinator Gina Dale says. “Unfortunately very few people have the luxury of owning a ...

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Mark your horse

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Your Horse, 26 May 2011 14:11

It’s vital to make sure your horse is identifiable. You might be able to pick him out of a herd grazing a mile off, but it’s a pretty safe bet that the average police officer won’t be able to.   Freeze branding Freeze branding is a good option because it’s highly visible. “Not only is it an effective deterrent to ...

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