To Report Or Not
Short and long of this story, I bought a horse just across state lines in Washington while I live in Idaho. I asked about a coggins test and brand inspection (I have never bought or transferred a horse across state lines) previous owners tell me I don't need it. I think hmmm odd, so I call up a veterinary office, they tell me I do in fact need it. They also tell me that it's usually the previous owner's responsibility to pay for it. Whatever, these people apparently don't care so I'm going to pay for it because I don't need a huge fine for transporting a horse illegally. I tell previous owners I legally cannot move her unless I get the coggins test and brand inspection done. They tell me that this has never been a problem before and everyone who has bought a horse from their ranch has never done this before. I stand firm on it and say that I have to have it done. Takes vet a week to get out there, we get the coggins test done as well as a health certificate because surprise surprise, previous owners never did a brand inspection so vet explains to me without a bill of sale we can't do a brand inspection. I asked for a bill of sale, owner tells me to talk to ranch hand. Ranch hand tells me he'll write me up a bill of sale but the sale is already final if I'm thinking about backing out, which I say I'm not thinking of backing out I just want to do this legally. I get a text yesterday that they want me to get her off the property by Monday whether or not she's got her coggins test or they are going to be charging me rent since she's been on their property for two weeks. Luckily I found someone in Washington who will let me put her on there property should Monday come along and the coggins test not come in, but in the meantime I am becoming increasingly frustrated with the attitude and the insistence that I do not need this by the owners who tell me that every person who's ever bought a horse from them never tested for coggins or did a brand inspection and some people have hauled clear off to California. I guess my question is I'm going to get my horse off this property one way or another, but I will wait for that coggins test and health certificate and brand inspection before I bring her into my state. Should I be reporting these people for doing this all illegally because they have been selling several horses to people and no one's getting coggins test and brand inspections done, or should I let everything go and just let it be? I'm not trying to be a brat about all of this I'm just so tired of fighting them about doing this right and legally. The last thing I need is a whopping fine for not transporting a horse with the right papers. I just really don't even know what to do anymore, at least I have a back-up plan now that if the coggins test doesn't come in by Monday I can keep her on a different property in Washington until it does come in, but now I'm wondering if morality wise I should report them. And if I should report them, who do I report them to? I just don't even know what to do anymore.
Also I have screenshots to prove the conversation with them saying I don't need these things if for some reason I need those for legal reasons?