Horse owners urged to become familiarised with passport legislation
Equine insurance customers have been urged to try and familiarise themselves with relevant passport legislation by the National Pony Society (NPS).
The issue came to light after it was found a show horse, which had been sold on to a breeder, has two different passports in two names. It had been renamed upon being bought and so a second passport was purchased.
Breeder Shelly Pritchard told Horse and Hound she had been unaware that applying for a second passport was against legislation and had only had it done as the equine was not microchipped.
NPS chief executive Peter Durrant added: "We would only change the name with the agreement of all parties. Owners have a responsibility to understand passport legislation."
Last week, research conducted by NFU Mutual, the British Horse Society and PRP Equine Rescue Services found that 64 per cent of horseboxes are over-laden and nearly a third of all drivers weren't aware of what the legal tread for tyres should be.