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    Angry Going Mad or Has It Been Stolen?

    Went out this morning to give Sam his biscuit of hay for breakfast, as I approach I see he's nekkid! Strange I thought to myself, I thought he had his cotton combo on (for non horsey peeps that a rug that covers his neck as well as his body). Had a brief look for it, but was still half asleep (I get up in the morning and head straight out to feed him).

    So this afternoon, go to give him his dinner, still no rug, so wandered around the 3 big paddocks looking for it. No sign - checked the gates to the main road were all closed, they were.

    Now either I've completely lost my marbles or someone has come in and pinched it! Which I still find hard to believe. But considering it's buckled in 3 places along his neck, one on his chest and has leg straps how the hell could he have wriggled out of it!

    I remember checking it last night to make sure it wasn't wet, poor sod today is covered in mozzie bites - I found his old rug, but it doesn't have the neck bit, at least he has SOME protection tonight.

    What utter utter busstards if it has been stolen!

    The only other culprits I can point a finger at are the kangaroos that share his paddocks, I have this picture of them wrapping it around their shoulders like a cape and pretending to be superheros!

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    I really don't think the kangaroos unbuckled it, Grey's! Lol.

    I had one or two go missing when we had horses back in Qld. Yep, they were definately stolen, as the GSD's didn't parade around in them the next day.

    Bastards!!!

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    Are you agisting?
    I had my saddle stolen from the shed on my horse paddock about 8 months ago.
    About 7 rugs were stolen from others, about 4 other saddles, and they raided a float and took everything out of that(brushes, bridles, girths, fly masks etc.)
    Rugs were stolen off the horses, the same as you. It was a freezing night as well.

    My TB is usually covered in a rug at all times, all his rugs are hooded cause he just gets absolutely eaten by mozzies. He actually went the last two days completely naked and not one single bite!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    I had a similar thing for more than 12 months with halters! Years ago, I had a horse, and I often left a halter on him.

    We have about 10 halters dissappear! It used to **** me no end as I knew they were being taken off him and stolen.
    10?! Good Lord, that's shocking. What's wrong with ppl. One would think if they could afford to buy and keep a horse they could afford a ruddy halter! Grrr.

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    I have heard of rugs being stolen before, but really I'm in a fairly isolated spot, although I am on the main road (well it's pretty much the ONLY road here).

    Least it was an inexpensive one compared to my winter rugs - oh boy, I'd be ropeable if one of those got stolen.

    Well, looks like I have a project now - get a couple more padlocks for the paddock gates that are on the main road, and fix up the fence between one of the front paddocks and the back one - I'll have to confine Sam to the back paddock at night I guess.

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    I'd be running a infra beam across the fence line. That'd fix the buggers!

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    Yeah a $240 Weatherbeeta would give me a hell of a lot of greif.
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    myf, no I don't agist, but I do foster horses for DCH. Down to the one horse now after losing Biggles last month.

    Luckily all my horse stuff is in my main shed which is in the dog paddock (or house paddock). Only about 2 weeks ago I got padlocks for the 2 gates that lead to the road from the house paddock. Glad I did now! But how awful for you to have SO much stuff taken! At least the horses weren't harmed which is the main thing.

    While it's annoying, I'm far more worried about the idiots leaving the gate open where Sam could get out onto the road - that'll be fixed soon, 2 more padlocks will be purchased.

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    GAG - Smear paint over the new rug and rub in the dirt to take the newness off it often helps to keep those nasty thefts from happening....

    Edit to say, by smear I mean write intials or the horses name on rugs, very boldly....
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    Good tip Netty! I will definitely do this with the winter rugs. I only got them last winter so they don't look too used as yet.

    That's what I don't understand about the one that's gone missing today, it was far from new, in fact I was planning to wash it this week as it was looking a bit grubby, and it had one tiny tear in it.

    I keep thinking I'm going to trip over it tomorrow morning!

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