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Horse Watch

Lincolnshire Horse Watch is an information sharing scheme to help protect horses, ponies and property.

It encourages the equestrian community to work together with us in both the prevention and detection of equine related crime.

Local groups of co-ordinators and volunteers cover the Lincolnshire area.  They can offer local sessions on crime prevention measures, such as:

  • equipment marking
  • yard security
  • microchipping

Lincolnshire Horse Watch is part of the National Horse Watch Alliance which is supported by most police forces. 

How to join

Join Horsewatch by visiting Lincolnshire Alert and when asked, click join Horsewatch.  Fill in your details and you will receive a Horsewatch members pack in the post.  

If you have any further questions, please contact us by email at besafe.besecure@lincs.pnn.police.uk

Lincolnshire policy for the control of horses

A new joint-agency policy has been published to document how organisations in Lincolnshire can help to manage horse-related problems.  All seven District Councils, Lincolnshire County Council and partner agencies are all working towards the control of horses in our region.

The policy also outlines each party’s legal obligation to ensure the wellbeing of equines in our region.

This policy covers all aspects of equines of open land; further guidance for farmers can be obtained on the NFU website.

If you are concerned over the welfare of an equine please contact the relevant party in the first instance.

View the Lincolnshire policy for the control of horses.

Report it

If you have been a victim of equine crime, call 101 or report it online.

If a crime is in progress and you are in immediate danger, call 999

More help and support

Lincolnshire Horsewatch on Facebook

Animal Welfare Act

More help and support

UK Horsewatch

Lincolnshire Neighbourhood Watch

National Rural Crime Network

Bransby Horses

Stolen Horse Register



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