Horse theft warnings in Scotland
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 18:11
Horse insurance customers in the Highlands might want to be extra careful with security in the coming days, as police have issued a warning that rustling may be afoot.
The Northern Constabulary has urged owners to be on the alert for potential horse theft, as there have been several reported incidents in which an animal has been found plaited.
This implies that the creature had part of its mane roughly braided, which is a common technique used among thieves to indicate among one another equines that are tame and have been scouted for stealing.
As such, authorities have advised that people be extra vigilant about securing their mounts or perhaps checking their gates and fences for breaches.
Owners concerned about horse theft may find getting their pet freezemarked beneficial.
Not only should this bring peace of mind, it might well increase the chances of a stolen or lost animal being returned.
Posted by Elaine