Theft warning to Somerset horse owners

Bridgwater Mercury: Theft warning to Somerset horse owners Theft warning to Somerset horse owners

LEADING rural insurer NFU Mutual is urging horse owners to ensure their security is up to the job as thieves go on the look-out for expensive Christmas gifts of equine kit.

According to NFU Mutual, £1.3million of claims in 2012 involved items commonly used by horse owners and farmers including trailers, fencing equipment, tack and feed.

Farms and livery yards are a favourite hunting ground for thieves, the insurer says, as they are often unattended when it’s dark.

Alison Cox of NFU Mutual said: “Tack theft is a constant worry for horse owners and the theft of these essential items is a blow to the rider’s pockets, particularly if the items are uninsured or underinsured. Horse owners are reminded to datatag their tack and keep it securely locked away.”

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