Going once, going twice, and I sold it to you...Tis the season, either at some livestock sale or a deal between two private parties, horses and mules are selling and the pace is really just picking up. As fast as someone staples a for sale flyer up on Trailhead Supply’s info board, someone else pulls it down and says “I bought that one.” What I’m excited about is how many people are buying more than one…They are building a pack string and getting ready to cover some trail miles. All of us who have already drank the kool-aid, already knows what comes next, a bigger trailer, then a larger truck to pull the bigger trailer. I had a guy in the store yesterday buying a bucket load of new brushes and a new saddle pad. As he was paying, he said is there a cure for this packing disease? I said “yes, buy more mules.” Just be cautious when buy new stock. Good deals are not always good deals. Remember you can’t ride color, just because it’s the prettiest animal you have ever laid eyes on you may never be able to ride it. Don’t be afraid to ask to have it vet checked before handing over the cash. And don’t leave with your new mount without all the proper paperwork. This is a growing problem with most of the states requiring different forms of bill of sales, brand inspections, and health requirements to transfer ownership. If unsure of what you need or should be receiving at the time of sale contact your states department of livestock, a brand inspector, even your veterinarian can be of help in this area. A receipt hand written on a paper plate isn’t really working as well as it did in the past. On May 10th we are hosting a brand inspection day here at Trailhead Supply. If you live locally around Kalispell and need to get your animal brand inspected May 10th is the day!!! Give us a call and we will set a time that works best for you. Brand Inspections are for branded and non-branded animals and is requirement when crossing county lines in Montana. For more information or to set an appointment time give us a call 406-752-4437. This day always fills up really fast, so call early.
See you on the trail!