A brand inspection is required when:

A brand inspection is required when:

  • Ownership changes in any manner
  • Leaving the State of Idaho
  • Going to slaughter

Generally, it is the responsibility of the “Seller” or “current owner” to obtain the brand inspection and pay the appropriate inspection fees.

Always ask for a brand inspection when buying livestock! If the seller issues you a “bill of sale” instead, make sure the bill of sale is valid, and you call for a brand inspection within 10 days from the date of sale. In this case, the buyer will also be responsible for getting a brand inspection within 10 days and paying the brand inspection fees.

If you accept a bill of sale in lieu of a brand inspection certificate, and the animal is carrying a brand not recorded to the person who issued the bill of sale, then you could very well have to clear that brand before a brand inspection could be done.

Not obtaining a brand inspection when required by the Idaho brand laws is considered an infraction for the first offense and a misdemeanor for the second offense, punishable by a fine not to exceed $300 and or six months in jail.

Who does the Idaho Legislature work for?

By Mark Brown
For the Journal

I sit here in amazement and watch a multi-million dollar industry — horse racing — get shot down and murdered by a state Legislature that appears to have little or no concern for the hundreds to thousands of families, jobs, investments and welfare in mind.
In 2013, the Legislature passed a bill to allow wagering on historical racing in Idaho. It has proven to grow the horse industry, creating jobs in many facets of the economy. Two years after passing the historical racing bill, race tracks invested millions to improve their facilities and hire countless employees; owners from as far away as Texas have shipped horses to Idaho to race at places such as Les Bois Park because of the promise of the bright future, because the future of racing in Idaho that was promised by that bill and was proving to be so good for many people in Idaho.
Then the Indian tribes came to Boise with their desire for a monopoly in gambling, saying they had a concern for the state constitution (which they normally snub their noses at) and saying that the historical racing terminals were much like slot machines and therefore unconstitutional.
The leadership of the Idaho Senate (Senate pro-tem Brent Hill and Sen. Bart Davis) apparently took the lead to repeal the historic racing bill. Loaded with half-truths and lies from the tribes, misconceptions were formed and the charge was on to repeal. With testimony running 10 to 1 not to repeal historic racing in committees and urging from other senators to slow down and to look at regulatory steps and not to repeal the bill, it was railroaded on to the Senate floor. Continue reading

Boise BLM Wild Horse Corrals Open to Public this Thursday and Friday

CONTACT: Heather Tiel-Nelson, 208-736-2352


Boise BLM Wild Horse Corrals Open to Public this Thursday and Friday  

A Good Opportunity to view the wild horses that will be available for adoption November 6 & 7


BOISE, ID – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse Corrals located south of Boise will be open on Thursday and Friday from 1- 3 p.m. so members of the public can view the wild horses that were gathered from the Owyhees following the Soda Fire.

“There has been a great deal of interest in these wild horses, and we are pleased to offer this opportunity for the public to view the horses, and hopefully prepare to adopt one next weekend,” said Clay Stott, Boise District Wild Horse and Burro Specialist (acting).

There will be approximately 30 young horses available for adoption. Many of the horses at the corrals will be cared for until they can be released back to the Hardtrigger or Sands Basin Herd Management Areas once the range recovers and rehabilitation objectives have been met.


Directions to Boise BLM Wild Horse Corrals: From I-84, exit on Orchard Street (Exit 52) and go south for approximately 1.7 miles, which turns into West Gowen Road. Continue for 0.5 mile. Turn right (south) on Pleasant Valley Road and go approximately 4 miles. Turn right at the “Wild Horse Corrals.”



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands. 

Idaho Horse Expo’s Private Horse Sale 2016


APRIL  15,16 &17,2016


“The solution to the frustrating procedure of buying or selling a horse.”

Consider the idea of buying a car, home or any major appliance, only through an auction. You have little idea of the history of the item and you have only 2 to 3 minutes to make up your mind Certainly, not an ideal situation, but many of us purchase horses in that very manner, only to get the horse home and find it is not suitable for our intended purpose.

Although the logical alternative to finding horses is to buy directly from the owner by going through publications, scheduling appointments (and finding that the horse is not what was represented); this can be time consuming and frustrating. If only there was an “equine department store” or a “car lot for horses” where you could go and try out prospects and talk to the owners! The Blue Ribbon Private Treaty Horse Sale offers this sensible solution to both sellers and purchasers alike. Continue reading

Idaho Horse Expo April 15,16,&17 2016

The Idaho Horse Expo is still accepting Vendors for our show in April..

If you would like a application   give us a call and we can email or hard copy to you .

2016 contract-1

Blue Ribbon Private Treaty Horse Sale
Sell a Horse, Ride a Horse, Buy a Horse


$1,000.00 BREED CHALLENGE is back again this year.
Win some money have a lot of fun! Its a win win!!!
If you are waiting things are starting to fill up don’t wait until the last minute confirm your spot today!
Get in touch with Myron Amsden 571-1878

Remember this will be a 2 day event. Depending on if you are chosen Friday for the finals on Sunday.
Entry fee is 50.00

Miss Rodeo Idaho Dusti Olson will be instructing a
Queen Clinic
Please contact the IHC office 465-5477

Jump Clinic is being offered this year at the Expo!
All Day 10am-4pm
Outdoor arena.
Please contact Randi McCallum 870-0519


Sunday morning checkin 9am-10am
Walk the course at 10am sharp
There is a limited space of 30 entries and the fee’s are as follows.
Amateur/Open 18 and over $50.00
Youth 12-17 $30.00