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Horse Brands

NZ Harness Trainers & Drivers Assn
Published by Pete Cook in News · 5 June 2019
The word from HRNZ is that micro-chipping of horses is being introduced in the near future, thereby eliminating the need for the ugly freeze brands on the necks of our standard-breds.
In the meantime, the only way of positively identifying horses at trials and race-days, is by the recorded set of figures and symbols which, at the best of times, are not that easy to read.
With the onset of Winter, this somewhat primitive system is further complicated by many horses growing rather thick hairy coats, some more than others. With that in mind, can trainers please ensure that the area around the brands are shaved and/or clipped properly, thereby saving unnecessary delays and difficulties when they appear in public.
Pete Cook

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