bureaucratic red tape and method of taxation. At least some states tried to streamiline it.
In NC WV and pretty much every other Southeast state, you go to to vet, get your normal spring shots, coggins, and some form of. id SUCH AS microchipping, brand , tatoo, digital photo's,,, send it in with 5 dollars and get a 6 month event permit.
After years of being in the agreement and accepting other states 6 month permits, VA finally got with it this year, however some idiot beurecrat who most likely wouldnt know a horse from a horse fly, interpreted the above agreement to mean ALL HORSES must be microchipped, and the must be microchippied with only one specific type, Also the owner must prove he can take a horses temperature , which has to be recorded everytime you move. I didt really look at the rest, Not dealing with it. If I do end up needing one I will simply pay the $5 and get a NC one.