First off a brand inspection has nothing to do with if the horse has a brand or not. I am not current on Idaho's laws but in a brand state, you must have a brand inspection to make the sale legal. If you are transporting the mare through a Port of Entry in Wyoming, expect to stop and have them look at your paperwork and your mare. I know someone who was just going 15 miles into WY had health paperwork on the mare but no BI. Was stopped and held at the state line until his wife drove up with the BI. Must of been a slow day. Another friend was transporting 22 horses in a convoy and all 3 trailers were stopped. Don't chance it. If the owner won't do the necessary work to make the sale legal, I'd be tempted to walk away. IF the mare is it and you can't live without her, get the coggins and BI done before she leaves ID and the sale is complete. If you ever need to sell her and you don't have a BI, it's just going to be a major PIA to get things cleared up. I don't understand the "10 day" part. You must deal with the ID brand board and the horse must be physically in front of them to do the exam.
Last edited by Left Hand Percherons; 01-16-2013 at 11:16 AM.