Poll

ID, Please

What kind of identification does your horse have?

Hot iron brand
6%
50
Freeze brand
18%
157
Microchip
22%
188
Lip tattoo
15%
127
Other (please specify)
3%
28
None
37%
318

Total votes cast: 868

Comments & Write-in Answers

one has lip, and 1 has hot iron the rest has none

11/8/2010 9:15:13 PM

I planned on microchip but my vet said they would travel and were useless.

11/8/2010 3:05:15 PM

Would use microchip if easier to use

11/8/2010 3:00:46 PM

He's a Pinto with distinctive markings.

11/8/2010 2:11:21 AM

Unique Conformational Abnormalities

11/8/2010 12:43:57 AM

Mine has both a freeze brand and a microchip for identification

11/7/2010 9:28:44 PM

he is a wild mustang and his brand is on his neck

11/7/2010 12:26:03 AM

whirl map on papers

11/6/2010 9:40:17 PM

checkmark

11/6/2010 11:12:55 AM

Beaux is a Mustang!

11/6/2010 8:11:36 AM

scars that they hav gotten over the years

11/6/2010 7:53:47 AM

also a double dimple on his neck

11/5/2010 10:48:52 PM

My horses have no ID, they are pets but I dont think they are in danger of being stolen.

11/5/2010 7:10:04 PM

He's a registered TWH with unique markings

11/5/2010 5:58:57 PM

special markings

11/5/2010 4:00:40 PM

One branded and microchipped, one neither

11/5/2010 9:55:45 AM

Freeze Brand- PMU Percheron Mare # "81".

11/5/2010 9:40:24 AM

Microchip, freeze brand and lip tattoo

11/5/2010 8:15:04 AM

Brand Inspection ID Registration Vet Records Xrays Ultrasounds

11/5/2010 12:18:54 AM

and a lip tatoo. He's a Standardbred retired harness racer and an excellent saddle horse.

11/4/2010 10:51:54 PM

also one with a lip tattoo

11/4/2010 8:57:32 PM

Micro chip

11/4/2010 6:13:54 PM

all horses should have permanent ID

11/4/2010 5:44:54 PM

registration papers

11/4/2010 4:44:45 PM

Simple freeze branded in a VERY visible location!

11/4/2010 4:37:39 PM

Micro chiped and freeze brands

11/4/2010 4:04:54 PM

US and European

11/4/2010 12:14:32 PM

body markings

11/4/2010 9:31:39 AM

only pictures to id her

11/4/2010 12:52:12 AM

Would like to freezebrand my 3 Arabians, but cannot find a vendor

11/4/2010 12:51:24 AM

It is a Holsteiner breed assoc. brand.

11/3/2010 8:42:12 PM

and microchip

11/3/2010 8:41:57 PM

AND MIRCO CHIPPED

11/3/2010 8:12:12 PM

I plan on microchipping my colt, multiple photographs might not be enough

11/3/2010 7:48:26 PM

Microchip--and my saddle too

11/3/2010 7:22:53 PM

1 hot iron branded, 1 lip tatoo other 3 nothing

11/3/2010 6:55:11 PM

Leather neck straps with farm name and phone #

11/3/2010 6:25:32 PM

Ontario, Canada - not required. Registered with breed assoc.,BUT famr/horse I.D is coming!-

11/3/2010 5:32:54 PM

Freeze brand and Microchip

11/3/2010 3:35:16 PM

DNA typed

11/3/2010 3:25:05 PM

freeze brand and microchip

11/3/2010 3:22:47 PM

Older arabian mare is freeze branded, younger ones have nothing

11/3/2010 3:10:13 PM

Lip tattoo, small roan spot on neck, and white hair on his back (saddle) and nose (chain)

11/3/2010 3:09:08 PM

Only 1 of my horses has a hot iron brand. The other 5 have no id on them.

11/3/2010 3:02:48 PM

Microchip for my boys lacking their paperwork

11/3/2010 2:30:30 PM

thoroughbreds

11/3/2010 12:15:22 PM

3 don't have any. one had a hot iron brand when we got her

11/3/2010 11:50:17 AM

OUr horses have both freeze brands and microchips.

11/3/2010 11:46:47 AM

1 horse-lip tatoo, 1 horse-hot brand

11/3/2010 11:33:15 AM

after 20 years the freeze brand in unreadable

11/3/2010 11:15:07 AM

and a freeze brand

11/3/2010 10:57:59 AM

I keep pictures on file but am thinking of freeze branding in the future.

11/3/2010 10:53:26 AM

I have photos and EIA forms for each horse, but nothing on the horses routinely

11/3/2010 10:38:46 AM

Our registry requires microchip

11/3/2010 10:36:38 AM

23 minis all Microchipped.

11/3/2010 10:22:10 AM

all have microchips, freeze brands, and the TB also has a lip tatoo. even minidonkey has chip&brand

11/3/2010 9:57:14 AM

he has photo registration papers

11/3/2010 9:50:48 AM

4-way yearly/seasonal pics, whorl patterns & any markings + micro chip

11/3/2010 9:49:07 AM

all 3 of my horses have been microchiped

11/3/2010 9:31:21 AM

just white markings

11/3/2010 9:08:05 AM

mustang freeze brand

11/3/2010 8:56:23 AM

just distintive natural markings

11/3/2010 8:15:40 AM

per NHR breed requires them

11/3/2010 7:44:50 AM

I am planning on microchipping my horse

11/3/2010 7:13:01 AM

Holsteiner; registerd in Germany

11/3/2010 7:12:55 AM

hot iron branding is cruel and has no place in this day

11/3/2010 7:06:21 AM

exracer

11/3/2010 6:38:56 AM

my horse has both a freeze brand and a lip tattoo

11/3/2010 1:00:29 AM

They also have chestnut photo identification done by the Jockey Club in year's past.

11/3/2010 12:31:43 AM

TB racehorse

11/3/2010 12:28:13 AM

Sadly none. other than recording their markings.

11/2/2010 11:52:56 PM

2 have none; 1 has two ranch/hot iron brands

11/2/2010 11:48:36 PM

We have several horses-two have lip tattoos, one has a freeze brand and two have microchips

11/2/2010 10:15:30 PM

Registration papers and Coggins

11/2/2010 9:45:13 PM

My mare was branded by the ranch where she was born and raised.

11/2/2010 9:43:27 PM

freeze brand-mustang,microchip-percheron,lip tattoo-thoroughbred

11/2/2010 9:40:23 PM

hires digital photos from 4 sides

11/2/2010 9:36:14 PM

In Vulcan!

11/2/2010 9:20:11 PM

blm burro

11/2/2010 9:16:18 PM

microchip is the only way I have heard to truly prove ownership

11/2/2010 9:14:53 PM

DNA testing for registration purposes

11/2/2010 9:12:49 PM

A brand, and S with an L thru it

11/2/2010 9:11:57 PM

We have 5 horses. 3 have freeze brands and 2 with lip tattoos.

11/2/2010 9:06:14 PM

My brand represents the lazy cow.

11/2/2010 8:39:09 PM

ear knotches

11/2/2010 8:33:32 PM

Required of all race horses. In addition two freeze brands.

11/2/2010 8:31:53 PM

Btwn all my horses I have several types---freezebrand, lip tat, microchip, & hot iron brand.

11/2/2010 8:12:36 PM

photo

11/2/2010 7:57:14 PM

nothing except their markings

11/2/2010 7:53:46 PM

white markings & base color noted on AQHA reg. papers

11/2/2010 7:52:04 PM

microchip and a freeze brand too

11/2/2010 7:50:36 PM

3 Freeze Brand - 18 - none

11/2/2010 7:36:56 PM

One has a freezebrand and the other a microchip

11/2/2010 7:30:07 PM

i'm not aware that any are actually effective

11/2/2010 7:27:11 PM

My Morgan has an F 3 on his hip - my Quarterhorse has no identification

11/2/2010 7:25:32 PM

Freeze branding under the main. It is a felony if a branded horse is stolen.

11/2/2010 7:16:30 PM

lip tattoo and foal papers on file

11/2/2010 7:09:12 PM

I have horse with tattoo, chip. and brands

11/2/2010 6:40:20 PM

former racehorse, standard lip tattoo

11/2/2010 6:36:38 PM

& microchip-I have a fear of theft-caught someone trying to steal our horse trailer

11/2/2010 6:31:56 PM

and freeze brand

11/2/2010 6:17:11 PM

I have horses with microchips, freeze brand and digital photos

11/2/2010 6:10:28 PM

He's a retired racehorse, it is starting to fad in his old age

11/2/2010 6:04:47 PM

And one is a Fjord so looks like many others.

11/2/2010 5:32:43 PM

CHIP IS EASY TO INSTALL AND TRACK FOR BREEDERS

11/2/2010 5:27:54 PM

Perhaps the more obvious the better to avoid theft.

11/2/2010 5:18:45 PM

color

11/2/2010 5:15:20 PM

Thinking about getting a hot iron brand. Don't trust microchips as they migrate too often.

11/2/2010 5:07:31 PM

Mustang!

11/2/2010 5:03:03 PM

Microchip AND freeze brand

11/2/2010 5:00:46 PM

I have an awesome BLM mustang w/freeze brand id.

11/2/2010 4:54:30 PM

on some not yet on all

11/2/2010 4:51:53 PM

My stallion is breed-branded, but I am looking into micro-chipping.

11/2/2010 4:41:36 PM

All 6 of my TWH's are microchipped

11/2/2010 4:36:42 PM

Brand inspection card for Colorado, even though not branded- will prove ownership, not reg papers.

11/2/2010 4:30:38 PM

Her lack of branding has been a nagging concern of mine. looking into freeze branding. Pretty costly

11/2/2010 4:29:48 PM

and identifying scars

11/2/2010 4:29:01 PM

My 2 Mustang have brands the rest don't

11/2/2010 4:28:27 PM

tattooed once they go to the track

11/2/2010 4:27:55 PM

All three of our horses are microchipped. We like it and is impossible to change, unlike brands.

11/2/2010 4:27:45 PM

One has a brand and the other has none

11/2/2010 4:27:37 PM

At least for the 2 TBs; the Arab is evidently not marked

11/2/2010 4:18:19 PM

She is a registered Arabian and has no id except her papers and the markings noted on them.

11/2/2010 4:04:00 PM

Markings on the registration papers

11/2/2010 4:02:15 PM

s very distinctive scar on his shoulder

11/2/2010 3:36:28 PM

My TW came microchipped and I had my 1/2 Arab chipped last year

11/2/2010 3:33:56 PM

would love to have them freezzze branded but its next to impossiable to get thm to come

11/2/2010 3:33:08 PM

BLM mustang brand giving info via symbols for date and place of capture

11/2/2010 3:29:23 PM

TB ex racer - ran once came in last - has had nice life as show hunter & now low level dressage

11/2/2010 3:27:41 PM

one has a microchip and an ID tag on halter. 1 has blm brand and tag on halter

11/2/2010 3:11:19 PM

Microchip sounds GREAT though

11/2/2010 3:11:00 PM

ottb

11/2/2010 2:35:59 PM

One has a freeze brand, the other has a lip tattoo.

11/2/2010 12:30:25 PM

Updated pictures with whorl identification --freeze brand is next

11/2/2010 12:22:03 PM

She has a freeze brand on her L.shoulder and one on her L. hip

11/2/2010 11:18:52 AM