Forge Heated Branding Irons
Rosemary Bourne founder of Equibrand invented Postcode Hoof Branding in 1991 and holds the patent for this method of security marking horses, ponies and donkeys.
100% Successful as a Theft Deterrent
This method of Postcode Security Marking is 100% successful as a theft deterrent, with no 'Equibranded' horses being reported stolen to date. A claim that neither microchipping nor freeze branding (sometimes refered to as freeze marking) companies can make! Hoof branding is immediately visible from the day your farrier applies the brand.
If asked, your horse would surely choose this way of being marked. Hoof branding is completely painless and quick and easy for your farrier to apply. Importantly, it is visible, yet discreet. Protecting your horse from theft in this way couldn't be easier.
Pairs of Postcode Hoof Branding Irons
Equibrand supply you with two slightly curved branding irons, with handles approx. 450mm long. These branding irons depict your home or stable Postcode. The heads of these irons need heating in a forge and are designed to be applied by your farrier, who is usually pleased to brand whilst shoeing or trimming. Re-branding is necessary about two to three times annually, depending on hoof growth, on alternate pairs of hooves. The branding irons can be supplied with the digits of the postcode in two sizes, 9 or 12mm. The smaller 9mm size is usually used for branding donkeys and small ponies, or where a customer has a mixture of horses and ponies.
Ref. B9 Hoof Branding Irons with 9mm high postcode
(Each pair of Branding Irons is supplied with 1 large and 2 small warning signs for displaying in the stable yard or on the field gate to warn theives that Postcode Security Marking is utilised)
Forge Heated, Sets of Individual Branding Irons