Horseowners are being asked to have their say about the possible introduction of mandatory identification for all horses in NSW. The Department of Primary Industries is seeking feedback via an online survey to gauge support for a simple NSW horse identification scheme. The initiative was originally raised by the NSW Police via the NSW Rural Crime Investigators, said DPI Director of Biosecurity and Food Safety Compliance Peter Day. Such a program could improve disease control and traceability, as well as reducing horse theft, Mr Day said. This could help improve rider and handler safety, by reducing the misrepresentation of a horse’s history.