Hi. Like a lot of other owners i would like to refuse to microchip my 2 ponies on the basis that i have already paid for their passports (a legal requirement) which to date no one has ever asked for. The exception being the vet who records their vacccinations in it but this record is in my vet's practice records anyway. Does anyone know what are the consequences of refusing to microchip a horse or pony? Can vets refuse to treat an equine that hasn't got a microchip? Can owners be fined?