Originally Posted by argrafton
Here's what I'm looking at doing: Getting a BI for the purpose of traveling from Montana to California. Will they ask about where I got her? Or will they just leave it at that? COWCHICK77, did she need proof when she first did BI for you? Also, does anyone have any idea what the fines look like if it did come to that?
No I never did have to show proof of ownership. But it may different up there. Since the horse is registered in your name I wouldn't worry about it.
Like you plan on doing, get a brand inspection for the purpose of crossing state lines. Get a Coggins and a health certificate from your vet. I keep all those things plus a photocopy of the registration papers in a binder that stays in the pickup. Then you come to the port of entry you are prepared and organized.
I don't know what the fines are, but supposedly they can seize your truck, trailer and livestock if caught without the inspection.
This might answer some of your questions for MT Montana Department of Livestock - Frequently Asked Questions
You might want to be clear on the states your traveling through as well.