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Heading to a rodeo or horse show? Buying or selling a horse? Be sure to get a brand inspection

This time of year sends many horse-riding Coloradans outside to enjoy warm days and cool evenings, and the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds horse 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. This can be a great financial savings since the permit is good for travel purposes for as long as the applicant owns the horse,” said CDA’s Brand Commissioner, Chris Whitney. “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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Young horse development scholarship winners named

The American Quarter Horse Association Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program is proud to announce its 2013-14 scholarship winners:


Wyoming horse trainer has adopted 36 wild horses since 2002

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP)—Taming a wild horse is intimidating. They’re big, powerful and scared. But with the right approach they can become a loyal companion.

“Mustangs are just a whole different thing. They don’t play by the rules,’’ said wild horse trainer Lynn Huckaby of Farson. “How you connect with them is like nothing else.’’


AQHA executive vice president named
Groups rally behind National Forest Systems Trail Stewardship Act
BLM seeks proposals to keep wild horses in pastures
Competitive trail ride returns to Sand Hills State Park in Kansas
Prepare young horses for a lifetime of performance
St. George cowgirl passionate about others learning benefits of horses

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