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.

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


Horse owners are familiar with a Coggins test—that piece of paper required for entry into most horse shows and sales and/or for interstate horse transport. But many overlook the fact that this piece of paper, which serves as proof that the horses has tested negative for equine infectious anemia (EIA), is essential to protecting the health of the national equine population. A number of recent EIA positives in racing Quarter Horse populations in California and Texas has increased the need for awareness about this potentially fatal blood borne disease of horses, donkeys, and mules. Continue reading

Historical Horse Racing is in serious jeopardy

After being authorized only two years ago, Historical Horse Racing is in serious jeopardy with a repeal bill introduced by the Coeur d’alene Indian Tribe. Legislation repealing Historical Horse Racing Machines (Like the one’s located at Les’ Bois Park in Boise & Double Down Sports Bar and Grill in Idaho Falls) is gaining support in the Idaho Legislature, but we cannot afford to lose this new revenue source!! Below is the Idaho Tax Revenue for Boise’s location only and does not even include the new Idaho Falls facility. 2014 Idaho Tax Revenue For Les’Bois Park: $901,920 Total Taxes Paid $223, 401 to Idaho Schools $372,728 to the Idaho State Racing Commission $121,710 to the Idaho Horse Breeders Association $119,455 to Smal Rural Horse Tracks $38, 791 to the Idaho Horse council Youth Programs $21,323 to the Equine Fund Idaho Counties received $4,512 2014 Job Impact from Treasure Valley Racing $2,127,876 Total Payroll 271 Job Provided $180,330 Total Payroll Taxes In the short 52 days Double Down has been in operation they have generated Revenue of almost $30,000 payable to the State! Imagine the impact after six years, or six decades. We may never see the true impact! This affects everyone…. Idaho schools & teachers, equine industry, agricultural industry and the whole Idaho State economy through jobs and taxes. Despite the accusations by some…this technology is the same technology that was passed 2 years ago. 40 of the “EXACT” same terminals that were seen in the original hearing and tested by the Idaho Attorney General are currently located in Double Down, the other terminals are simply updated versions. The equivalent of the iphone 5 vs the iphone 6! Please sign this petition and ask your State Senator & The House State of Affairs committee to stop this ridiculous repeal in it’s tracks. If this repeal passes, the senators are killing jobs, hurting families, killing an industry, gutting kids programs and a whole lot more. Idaho wins with Historical Racing!

Historical Horse Racing Terminals vs Tribal Gaming Machines in respects to The Constitution of The State Of Idaho.

Historical Horse Racing Terminals vs Tribal Gaming Machines in respects to The Constitution of The State Of Idaho.

On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee voted in favor of sending S-1011, The Bill to Repeal the 2013 Historical Horse Racing Bill, to the floor to be voted on for repeal. Initially those of us opposing S-1011 was told we had to prove it was pari-mutuel. Expert testimony was provided on behalf of the pari-mutuel nature of the Historical Horse Racing Terminals. Following the presentation of testimony there should have been no doubt as to the validity of Historical Horse Racing Terminals (HHRT’s) being pari-mutuel by nature. The decision of the State Affairs Committee to send the bill to the Senate Floor was based off the feeling that (HHRT’s) were in violation of the Constitution Of The State Of Idaho Article III Section 20 Paragraph (2). Senator Werk made comment to the affect that he could not get over the feeling that they were an electronic simulation of a slot machine.

That then leads to the point of what is or is not an electronic simulation of a slot machine?

Why would Tribal Gaming Machines be explicitly stated in Title 67 Chapter 429B Paragraph(2)  Notwithstanding any other provision of Idaho law, a tribal video gaming machine as described in subsection (1) above is not a slot machine or an electronic or electromechanical imitation or simulation of any form of casino gambling.


To answer we need to look into the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. 25 US Code 2703 – Definitions Paragraph (7) Section (B) The term “class II gaming” does not include—(i) any banking card games, including baccarat, chemin de fer, or blackjack (21), or(ii) electronic or electromechanical facsimiles of any game of chance or slot machines of any kind.

25 US Code 2710 – Tribal Gaming Ordinances Section (b) Regulation of class II gaming activity; net revenue allocation; audits; contracts

(1) An Indian tribe may engage in, or license and regulate, class II gaming on Indian lands within such tribe’s jurisdiction, if—

(A) such Indian gaming is located within a State that permits such gaming for any purpose by any person, organization or entity (and such gaming is not otherwise specifically prohibited on Indian lands by Federal law), and

(B) the governing body of the Indian tribe adopts an ordinance or resolution which is approved by the Chairman.

A separate license issued by the Indian tribe shall be required for each place, facility, or location on Indian lands at which class II gaming is conducted.


Since Tribal Gaming Machines have been defined by Idaho Code 67-429B to not be electronic simulation of a slot machine or of casino gaming, that then leads us to the fact that maybe we need to define what a simulation of a slot machine or casino gaming is. Since we know that in the eyes of a non-gaming expert, it could easily be mistaken that it is in fact a simulation of a slot machine or of casino gaming, is it not also likely that to the non-gaming expert eyes that a Historical Horse Racing Terminal also could be mistaken for a simulation of a slot machine or casino gaming?

What then would be a simulation?

In a letter dated December 21, 2004 from Penny J. Coleman to Mr. Kent R. Hagg she was responding to a classification opinion on DigiDeal Digital Card System, Trips or Better Poker. She was evaluating an electronic poker game in which a human dealer pushed electronic buttons to simulate the shuffling of cards and dealt players an electronic hand of cards which appeared on an electronic screen in front of said player. In reviewing this letter it appears that in order for a game to be deemed an electronic simulation it must be a facsimile of a game, the following is taken from Ms. Coleman’s letter

“By way of analogy, Sycuan Band of Mission Indians a. Roache, 54 F.3d 535, 542-543 (91h Cir. 1994) reviewed a wholly-electronic pull tab game, one in which the player bought and played pull tabs generated by computer and displayed on a video screen. The Ninth Circuit concluded that hs was an exact, self-contained copy of paper pull tabs and thus an electronic facsimile. Accmd, Cabam Band ofMission Indians 9. National Indian Gamiw~ Cmmissiim, 304 F.3d. 633,636 (D.C. Cir. 1994). Pull tab machines, however, that merely dispense, and display the results of, paper pull tabs are of a different sort.”

Therefore that leads to one of the following conclusion:

1)      Both Tribal Gaming Machines and Historical Horse Racing Terminals are NOT electronic or electromechanical imitation or simulation of any form of gambling, hence neither would be in violation of The Constitution Of The State Of Idaho and we should absolutely vote no to S-1011 to repeal the 2013 Historical Horse Racing Legislation and consider adding an amendment to the Idaho State Statutes declaring Historical Horse Racing Terminals are not an electronic or electromechanical imitation or simulation of any form of casino gambling OR

2)      Both Tribal Gaming Machines and Historical Horse Racing Terminal ARE electronic or electromechanical imitation or simulation of a form of gambling and are both in violation of The Constitution Of The State Of Idaho and we need to present a bill to repeal Title 67 Chapter 429B, which would then put Tribal Gaming Machines in violation not only of the Constitution Of The State Of Idaho but also in violation of The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 by operating gaming in a state in which that form of gaming is not legal.



Trina Fackrell




If you would like to see the credentials of Penny J. Coleman it can be found at http://andersonindianlaw.com/attorney_penny.cfm


Gary Stevens to be Honored

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Special Guest Mike Smith
FEB. 9th 2015
250 S. 5th Street
Boise, Idaho
Jesse Taylor
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With the Passage of SCR101 the Idaho Legislature will honor
Native son, Gary Stevens for bringing great pride to his native
state. Please join us to further celebrate this great Idahoan!
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