The volunteer state is home for many horses, and horse farms, and that is one thing thieves see as an opportunity.
Cambridge Farms, surrounded by horses and fences is another victim of horse trailer theft. It's a trend farm owners said is common in Tennessee, only they were lucky enough to get their trailer back.
They advise others who could fall victim to the theft to keep copies of all paperwork.
"Keep the Vin number for sure, if you don't buy it from a dealer, you buy it second hand, find the Vin number write it down, and get pictures of your trailers too." Wheaton said.
Lauren Ray, farm owner, believes the theft not only has an affect on the business but also on the community as well.
"I don't think that the people who are doing the stealing even think about how what they're doing has an effect on their community and on the local businesses," said Ray. "You know if we weren't able to get our trailer back, me being a single mom, I wasn't going to be able to go get another trailer, and it's going to hurt what we're doing for the kids in the community, the lessons we're giving, the horses that we're helping, it has a really big impact." he continued.
RESOURCE- WVLT-TV Knowxville, TN, April 17, 2017, http://www.local8now.com/content/news/5-things-to-know-Monday-April-17-419590213.html
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