Friday, May 18, 2007

Application for Title

Quiet Storm, May 21, 2006

Quiet Storm's application for title came in the mail last week! On Wednesday I had Cheryle, my friend who is also authorized to do inspections in this area, come over to fill out the paperwork. (You can also have your vet, extension agent, or I believe a certified farrier sign off on your title.) So there it is, all signed and everything. All we need to do is get it into the mail and wait for the official title to come back to us.

If I hadn't mentioned the requirements before, I'll do it now. The BLM requires that ungentled horses under 18 months have a fence at least 5 1/2 feet high and horses 18 months and over need a six foot fence. The corral also can't be smaller than 400 square feet (20x20) or larger than 1600 sq ft (40x40). This makes it harder for the animal to jump out, plus gives them enough room to move around but not so much that it creates a problem with gentling.

The application for title states that you are not to sell the horse to slaughter or use as rodeo bucking stock. The inspector has to note whether the horse is in good condition, whether or not it's been vaccinated or had hoof care. They check to see that the fencing is safe and sufficient, that there's water and check off what type of feed you're using.

Of course, I've been emailing pictures of Quiet Storm to the Oregon BLM office all along, so they already knew most of that stuff.

Won't be long now before Quiet Storm is officially ours!

A couple days after getting home.
With Darling and her cousin at Super Saturday

Discussing the issue of saddling

Best Friends


Anonymous said...

only horses?

Rising Rainbow said...

Oh paperwork. Making things official! Congratulations.

Tracey said...

Thanks, RR! Most of the paperwork gets filled when you adopt, mostly just a quick inspection and signing this time around. 8 1/2 months and the other one will be ours, too.

photogchic said...

Great information. It is good to know that the BLM has those type of requirements. I love to hear about adoption success stories. Quiet Storm is a lucky girl:-) Congratulations.

iz said...

congrats dude! everythibng is going to go super!

John J. Kaiser said...

As you already saw, my wife and I are trying to save up to purchase some land to start our own ranch/farm operation. Nothing too big. Just enough to pay for itself. I think I might be coming to you for advice.

J. Kaiser

smilnsigh said...

Wow, I didn't know there was all this, to it.

And yes, it is good to know that there are these requirements, though.