Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Colorado Horse Owners Reminded to Get Brand Inspections - Full Article

By Edited Press Release
Mar 22, 2015

This time of year sends many Colorado equestrians outside to enjoy our warm days and cool evenings, and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is reminding owners that state statutes require a brand inspection if they plan on buying, selling, adopting, gifting, or selling horses. The inspection is necessary whether or not the horse is branded.

“Horse owners may purchase permanent horse travel permits for horses that are shipped frequently more than 75 miles within Colorado or across state lines,” said CDA’s brand commissioner Chris Whitney. “This can be a great financial savings since the permit is good for travel purposes for as long as the applicant owns the horse. There has also been an increase in the number of horses in urban communities and folks need to remember to contact us for a transfer of ownership inspection...”

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