UK Horsewatch Alliance
Ever wondered how you would ride your horse without its tack - leave it unmarked, in an unsafe area and, sadly, you may have to find out! Happily, though, someone has bought it cheaply and is completely kitted out, thanks to you.
Make it harder for the thief by following our advice.
Leather saddles are stamped on the panel under the saddle flap.
We avoid the soft leather of the padding to ensure no damage occurs in the process of stamping the letters.
Synthetic saddles are engraved with the postcode onto the stirrup bar.
Bridles are marked on the underside of the headpiece, where it fits behind the ears of the horse.
Co-ordinators have access to tack marking equipment and are very happy to come to your yard to apply your postcode on all leather, synthetic and metal equipment. This page shows you where equipment is marked. We try to keep the location of the marking consistent. Why do we do this? Many police officers who find stolen and lost equipment are not knowledgeable in equestrian terminology, so Thames Valley Horsewatch has published a document to show officers where to look for identification. For a copy of this document please click here. The more people who understand where we mark the better. It will speed up recovery and subsequent return to owners.
We also encourage you to mark your rugs. Advice is also available on how to do this and which products appear to work well. Please refer to Information sheet No. 11 on the Useful Information page. For more information regarding tack marking please complete the ‘Contact us’ form on this website.
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