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  • Does Oklahoma require a brand for horses.
  • What if a horse has never had a brand inspection before?

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    06-03-2010, 09:55 AM
  #31
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Trained
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Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
If youare passing through a state that requires a brand inspection and you don't have a BI and you get pulled over DO NOT UNLOAD YOUR HORSE. I was told by a relatively reliable source that if you don't unload your horses they are on less firm ground for holding them. Tell the officer that it took you 4 hours to load them and your buddy is still in the hospital from helping you but don't unload. There are lots of reasons that you could be hauling a horse through say Colorado without a BI. For instance when my parents moved from Oklahoma back to Utah they didn't have a BI for any horse because there is no BIs in Oklahoma. Had they been pulled over in Wyoming by an overzealous cop it could have caused trouble.
Hmm. We have a horse hotel. Have not had one customer comment on any issues with brand inspections coming from or going to the west.
     
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    06-03-2010, 09:59 AM
  #32
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Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
Did I not say that when I do move my horses, I'll do what I need to do? A cop isn't going to come to my barn and demand a BI or Coggins. As I said, I don't trailer anywhere, I don't even have a trailer, nor a truck big enough to pull one.

Sorry, but comments about my youth affecting my judgement is uncalled for. I am very responsible, and seeing as no one on here knows me, I would rather not be clumped into the group of silly little girls. I haven't been a child since I was five. Ask my mother.
I think what is trying to be said here is, you never know when you may have to move your horse, I don't own a trailer either and was not planning on my friend getting cancer or ever sending my horse anywhere, wasn't in the books, but realistically life happens, Fires, emergencies, any sort of thing could require you to move your horse, Waiting until the very last minute can cause possible undue stress on you AND your horse....Would you drive your car w/o insurance or wait until the day before a major trip to cover it? Would
You wait until you are sick to by health insurance or dead to by life insurance?

I think the comments about your age is because you are definitely portraying your frame of mind as such, When I was a teenager, I waited until I HAD to do something to do it, As an adult I have become proactive and do things before they are needed, I have become proactive. That is a tell tell sign of age, and you cannot blame the other posters for pointing it out. I hope for you that you will never have the emergency that will require your horse to be moved, but still it's better to have been prepared.
     
    06-03-2010, 10:18 AM
  #33
Trained
I see what your saying, but I do not find it that important. You may think that's silly, but seeing as how many people I know that do not have one who have moved their horses several times, as well as sold and bought and sold again, it just doesn't seem to be a pressing matter. The one friend who DOES have one, has one because the school she took her horse to in Montana required one. And she got hers IN Montana.

When I have the money that I can spend on things that are fairly irrelevant, I'll do it. But as I said, I don't really care, and until then, I'd rather use that money for necessities, like food. Not a piece of paper that I most likely will never ever need. I am young, I am NOT stupid, naive, a child, etc. I am an adult who has made a decision after she thought about it, as well as weighed the pros and cons.
     
    06-03-2010, 10:37 AM
  #34
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Does that mean all horses in the western states have to be branded?
     
    06-03-2010, 10:41 AM
  #35
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No, read Delfina's post on the bottom of page 2.
     
    06-03-2010, 11:05 AM
  #36
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
No, read Delfina's post on the bottom of page 2.
Thanks. Gosh, I missed to whole pages of responses since yesterday!
     
    06-03-2010, 12:58 PM
  #37
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Delfina    
There is no actual "branding" of the horses for a Brand Inspection.

Basically the Brand Inspector visually examines the horse, colors it's markings/defects onto a diagram of a horse and adds any comments, then compares it to the markings/comments noted at the last Brand Inspection to ensure it's the same horse and then signs off on it. If the horse was branded or tattooed, that would also be noted.

My horse has no "brand" but she has had her Brand Inspection done. She has a rather significant divot in her neck (we were told it was a t-post accident but who really knows.....) so that is marked on her Brand Inspection as an identifying mark.
Ah thank you for clearing things up for me...hmm...this is interesting...i may have to check into this....
     
    06-03-2010, 04:18 PM
  #38
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Ricciilove, I did not mean to insult you at all. I think of "youth" as anyone under 21, and I certainly did not mean you are a child.
I just meant it as a comment, younger folks tend to do things when they need to be done, not ahead of time, like us old timers have learned to do. I plan 6 months ahead for dog shows and just get used to doing all things like that.
You are right, the cops won't come to your barn, just was advice from folks that may have had to deal with the issues we are discussing
     
    06-03-2010, 11:03 PM
  #39
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Originally Posted by wyominggrandma    
ricciilove, I did not mean to insult you at all. I think of "youth" as anyone under 21, and I certainly did not mean you are a child.
I just meant it as a comment, younger folks tend to do things when they need to be done, not ahead of time, like us old timers have learned to do. I plan 6 months ahead for dog shows and just get used to doing all things like that.
You are right, the cops won't come to your barn, just was advice from folks that may have had to deal with the issues we are discussing
I understand. No hard feelings. =] It's just that I could go through the hassle of two brand inspections, or I can put that money towards finding a truck and trailer for any emergency haulings that come up, you know? Money adds up [or subtracts o_O] awfully quickly.
     
    06-04-2010, 04:37 PM
  #40
Yearling
Remember, brand inspections are actually to help find stolen horses. They are for our protection! Brand inspections keep unsavory people from being horse dealers with out a license too. Since you can't transfer ownership without the BI, people can't sell more than a certain number of horses in a set time without getting a "dealer" license. More regulation but sadly needed in the horse community because of the few bad apples. I am not huge on government paperwork but this is actually a help to the horse community. For example, a horse cannot be stolen and sold for slaughter with out a brand inspection.
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