By Debi Metcalfe What is an equine VIN number? It is simply a microchip for your horse. Stolen Horse International was first in the field of selling microchips online directly to the public, which today Is offered by many companies, some good, some not so good. Stolen Horse International started selling the microchips in our […]Read More What IS A VIN For Horses?
Folks- I don’t know about you, but just the word ‘disaster’ makes me want to grab my loved ones and run hide. Most people ‘think’ of disaster in terms of hurricanes, earthquakes, wild fires, tsunamis, mud slides, and so forth. These are disasters-no question. But there are little disasters as well-but they are still disasters. […]Read More Equine/Pet Identification (Particularly In Disaster Situations)
“…people are still, in this day and age, stealing horses, cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys, mules, and just about any other kind of livestock you can name.”Read More They Used To Hang Horse Thieves…
I used to get into the whole Christmas-holiday thing-decorating, baking, going to see people, buying gifts, and all the whoop-de-do. Then I got older-the money got tighter and tigher, the little kids became big kids, some people actually DIED, and just maybe I got smarter? I don’t know. But the older I get the less […]Read More Busy Time of Year-and Not Because of Holidays
I will just list them. When properly registered, a microchip is the unique and unalterable link to the owner of the animal. That should be self-explanatory. Health records are easier to track for vets-this is critical for pre-purchase or breeding exams. Health certificates can be linked to the chips for shipping, showing, racing, and/or sales. […]Read More Benefits of Microchipping Your Horse
See that little bitty brown thing? That’s a microchip. They do NOT have the ability to be tracked from outer space. Whoever is spreading that rumor around is wearing a tin foil hat and living in rooms lined in tin foil. The reason is quite simple. In order to transmit a signal up to a […]Read More Microchipping-why?
Don’t want to seem harsh or critical-because this is something that I’ve learned through observation and I feel it is not just tragic, but avoidable-most of the time. Sometimes it isn’t. Life can be like that-it will bite us while we are busy making other plans and I will be the first to tell you […]Read More Mistakes I See People Making–
I work with an organization named Stolen Horse International because it is different from the usual “we’re raising funds to save _____ (fill in the blank of the hip number, name, description) of the horse(s), mules(s), or donkey(s)” in dire distress groups. I can’t go to the sales and auctions because I’d bring all of them home […]Read More Volunteering