As you will know from our Shedforce twitter feed and the blog, we are constantly updating you with theft news. Everyday new stories are published regarding a variety of different thefts from garden, shed, bike, and motorcycle to fishing tackle theft. However in the last couple of weeks more and more horse equipment and tack thefts have been in the news from different parts of the country.
In Leominster over a £1,000 worth of horse training equipment was stolen from a barn. Thieves gained access into the barn by cutting a padlock off a gate and another padlock off the barn door. It seems that theft was made all too easy for the thieves. Bedfordshire were hit by burglars, with more than £20,000 worth of Jewellery and horse tack being stolen over a series of properties. Derbyshire has also experienced tack theft from stables. Unfortunately break-ins and theft is on the rise and it doesn’t look like it is likely to change anytime soon.
Protect your horse tack from theft
With theft spread all over the country, it is really important that your valuables are locked up securely. As we have seen from the theft in Leominster a padlock isn’t as secure as you might think, they can be easily cut through with the right tools, if you want to keep thieves out, a more sophisticated locking mechanism will be needed. When locks, hinges and screws are exposed on the outside, thieves will find a way to get in.
A great way of keeping your horse tack and other equipment safe is with the Asgard tack storage box. This is a tough, strong secure metal unit and is perfect for keeping your equipment safe. This is a versatile unit, compact in size making it great for a stable, barn or any area.
The unit has a range of features which keep thieves out, these include:
- A 5 point metal locking system, with a pick resistant lock
- Reinforced doors, hinges, panels and joints to prevent forced entry
- Can be screwed to a concrete base
Customers have been very pleased with the unit
“Very heavy unit, very strong. We have had it 1 month and already our horse has kicked it. Still standing though”!
“We really like our unit. It blends in so well with our stable area”
If you are concerned with protecting your horse tack, the Asgard tack storage box an excellent choice.