Monday, January 28, 2013

Horseshoeing Trailer Heist in Oklahoma Devastates Veteran Farrier's Ability to Work

Shoeing trailers make a lot of sense, both economically and efficiency-wise. Some are really clever designs and all of them allow farriers to use a truck or hauling vehicle for something other than a work-related rig.

But it looks like thieves love them, too. This is not the first shoeing trailer that I have heard of being stolen. This news report amazed me when I saw that Mr. Ward had stamped all this shoes.

Dan Bradley's shoeing trailer has probably been hauled through every state in the mainland United States. Somehow, it always looks clean, too.
I remember that last fall, the Secret Service had a trailer full of equipment stolen when they were working on campaign security in Detroit. And we all know about stolen horse trailers. Where do they go?

Sandy Johnson's mini shoeing trailer has everything she needs to work and is painted to match her towing vehicle, a fuel-efficient Honda Pilot.
Someone must have been watching Mr Ward park his truck and trailer or somehow know what it contained and the value of the contents. What they didn't know is that he had personalized everything, making his tools and equipment tough to market to anyone who would know that they're stolen goods.

Share this blog post, please; let's make sure people get the message that farrier tools may be expensive...but they're not easy to move, even when they're on wheels!

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