However if I decide to take my horse across state lines and am stopped by a highway patrolman, sheriff, police or brand inspector and have no BI for the horse I am hauling, I face a STIFF fine, plus legally they can take the horse and make you pay board until the BI comes out, goes through the ownership paperwork I have and make a new BI.
I am glad someone resurrected this thread. Interesting conversation.
I am in the east. No BI. No possibility of getting one done. At some point in the future, I am considering traveling west with my horse. I can get a Coggins and health certificate - I have that anyway since I travel to various local states.
What is my responsibility when passing through or stopping in a BI state? Am I actually required to get a BI from every state I may pass through? How exactly do I do that? Do I call ahead and have an inspector meet me at a motel on the state line? :)
This is a "registration" rather than a health issue. (Even on health issues, they still honor a coggins or health paper from your own state). If my state doesn't require a front license plate, I cannot be ticketed for the missing plate in a state that doesn't require one. I would like to think standard rules of honoring other state's laws/rules prevail in this case as well.
If not, it can be very tricky (and costly) for a "personal use" person deciding to take a trip west. How does this work for non-residents who are passing through or just visiting?