State brand inspector to address Back Country Horsemen

Horse owners need to know what is required of them in order to transport their horses legally.

Chad Moore, the state brand inspector, will talk at the monthly meeting of the San Juan Back Country Horsemen, to be held at the Extension Building at the fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20.

Many people trailer their horses on a weekly basis to participate in trail rides, horse shows, horse competitive events and even for trips to the vet. Do you know what you need to have in the line of ownership paperwork and health test certification if you are stopped by authorities? If, for example, you are pulled over for a traffic violation while transporting your horse, or if your trailer lights are not functioning properly, you will be asked to produce your horse ownership and health papers.

Moore will answer all your questions and provide the information you will require to assure you meet the letter of the law while transporting your horse. Many of us transport our horses across state lines and also travel significant distances within the state. This talk should bring us up to speed as to what is expected of us as responsible horse owners.

To learn more about the San Juan Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of America schedule of events, our emphasis on excellent horsemanship, and to learn about the mission of the Backcountry Horsemen, visit the Web site at www.sjbch.org.