A horse trailer left unsecured is a tempting prize for thieves as it can be hitched up and towed away in a second. To ensure your trailer doesn’t becomes another police statistic here are a few measures you can take to safeguard your trailer.
Chris Winchester of Anglia Trailers Centre advises: “One of the best ways of putting off a thief is to clearly identify your trailer. You can do this is by attaching large self adhesive lettering with your own code or post code on your trailer roof, making it highly conspicuous. Also other distinguishing marks such as a code stamped on the chassis and a unique design can help identify it if stolen.
Always have a hitch lock and ensure you use it even on short trips out, after all it only takes a few moments to hitch up and disappear. Wheel locks and alarms are also a deterrent if you use these it makes it more difficult for the thief. Keep your trailer out of sight of main roads when on your premises and if possible keep it behind locked gates. To talk through some of the security options available come along to our show room.”
Don’t forget – keep it safe at shows!
Show grounds may be busy but it might not be easy to spot a trailer theft, so when away at a show or hunt meet make sure you secure your trailer. A hitch lock or wheel lock is simple to use and will foil a casual thief. Also keep your personal items such as tack locked away in the car or in a special tack locker.