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post #21 of 34 Old 08-01-2013, 02:29 PM
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I traveled to SD and CO for years without one. We always say the inspection spots off of I-90, but nobody would ever tell us how to get one. I finally got them for my current 3 horses in Keystone at the horse camp. It was really easy and I think it was pretty inexpensive. Just call around and get it done.

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post #22 of 34 Old 08-01-2013, 05:06 PM
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There is no brand inspection requirement to ENTER California. Here's a link to the requirements: CDFA - AHFSS - AHB - Equine Entry Requirements

In Montana, before you can move the horse out, you need one. Here's the link to the state's site that tells you what you need and how to contact them to get an inspection: Montana Department of Livestock - Health Requirements

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post #24 of 34 Old 08-02-2013, 03:05 AM
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Is it required in AZ? I never thought I needed one as my mare dose not have a mark on her.
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When you live in a brand state a bill of sale or registration papers are not proof of ownership. Period. What does proved ownership in a brand state is the brand inspection.

California is not a brand state therefore when your filly was sold, no brand inspection was requires to make the sale legal. When you moved to MT, by law you were supposed to obtain a brand inspection within 60 days. To get one, you needed just to provide the brand inspector with your original health certificate and coggins stating where the horse originated from. He would of written you one there on the spot. If you had some from another brand state, you would of provided your brand inspection from your old state and he would of written a new brand inspection for the state of MT. To leave the state of MT, you will need to get a BI. Dig out your paperwork when you moved her 2 years ago and they will straighten it out for you. The state of MT does not want your horse and will work with you to get things right. You want to do it by the book as you will travel through other brand states and you want as few hassles when traveling with horses. If you go through WY or UT is the sign says stop with all livestock trailers, by all means stop. It's rodeo season and 1,000s of horses and livestock go through each port of entry everyday. Play by the book. They will detain you at the port of entry.
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post #26 of 34 Old 08-03-2013, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by KigerQueen View Post
Is it required in AZ? I never thought I needed one as my mare dose not have a mark on her.
AZ is a brand state so yes you do need one. All livestock branded or not need a BI. If you bought the mare in state, than the seller needed to provide one to complete the sale.

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post #27 of 34 Old 08-03-2013, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by tlkng1 View Post
Just out of curiosity, as us folks on the east coast don't have things like brand inspections :) (Only a requirement for health certs and under 6 month old coggins), how would that work on say horses being transported by a commercial equine transportation company..say from east to west coast? (ie, a buyer on the west coast makes a purchase of a horse on the east coast and uses a commercial shipper to transport).
If the horse is coming from a non brand state, that a BI is a non issue. You travel on your health certificate and coggins. If you end up in a brand state as your final destination, than you have a set amount of time to get a BI (typically 60 days and costs less than $20 for all states). Show proof of where the horse originated with the HC and coggins and you will obtain a BI. A BI is proof of ownership in a brand state. When you live in a brand state, by law, if you travel more than 75 miles from home with your horse, you need to have a brand inspection or permanent travel card with you. You often need them to unload or load up at a showground.

If the horse is coming from a non brand state, traveling through brand states and ending up in CA or WA (only non brand states for horses in the west) you just go about things like nothing. SD and WY do have a travel BI requirement (nothing more than revenue enhancement) but as I understand it it is for horses that are staying in the state for trailriding, rodeo and showing not for travel through.
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post #28 of 34 Old 08-03-2013, 02:17 AM
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Oregon is not a brand state for horses.

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post #29 of 34 Old 08-03-2013, 02:47 AM
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I live in Montana and do a good amount of buying and selling horses, brand inspections are pretty important. It not much different from your title for your car.

Now, I moved to Montana 7ish years ago with my mare from Indiana, with no brand inspection. 4 or 5 years ago I traded her for a younger horse and I had to take her in to get a brand inspection for her. The inspector wasn't very happy and told me I would be getting a "nice" letter for the Brand Inspection Office for bringing an horse into the state without a BI. They gave me a BI mostly the problem comes with your horse is branded, if you horse is slick/not branded. If the horse is branded then that is a big problem.
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post #30 of 34 Old 08-03-2013, 02:58 AM
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The owner never got a brand inspection (heck he did not even believe in a vet unless it was bleeding -_-') so can I still obtain one? I never knew you needed a brand inspection. I don't know if my friend's horses have them for their horses 0.0
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