Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
Getting pulled over and being asked for Coggins & shot records is a crap shoot.
Just know that IF you get pulled over, don't have proof of one or the other, or both, and the police officer wants to play Boss Hogg, he most certainly can confiscate your horse.
It's up to you to decide if you want to risk it or maybe find another vet to give your horse its shots before you leave.
When I left Southern California for Tennessee 6+ years ago, I wasn't even out of California when I had to pull into a livetock weigh station.
They scrutinized my shot records and compared every horse to the descriptions on ALL of my coggins. I asked the man what would have happened if my papers hadn't been in order. He replied "we have the right to hold your livestock if we see the need-------"