Moving a Horse Internationally -- US to Canada

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  1. EVOO

    EVOO Senior Member+

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    Theoretically speaking, if one was moving a horse across the US border into Canada ( permanently ) what would one need to acquire for said horse to make it successfully across the border ( legally :p ) ?
     






  2. WilsonF

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    A horse trailer :D


    Im not really sure. Just trying to be a smart ***
     
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  3. EVOO

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    :eek: So swimming it across Lake Superior is not a good idea? Shoot! :p
     
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    Lol im gonna go with...probably not..Hope some one has some better answers for you than i do..but i would think the most obvious answers would be a negative coggins and a clean health certificate.
     
  5. EVOO

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    Yeah, definitely planning on the coggins and health cert. ... just wondering what else they might require??? I tried googling but all that brought up were shipping companies websites. Not helpful. :rolleyez:
     
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    I know! I tried googling it too and have found NOTHING! How weird is that?
     
  7. Canadian Sage

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    Alrighty, its quite simple lol!

    All you need is:

    International Health Papers
    Coggins

    You don't need an inspection (say, when I go into the US with a horse and its going to be permanent it needs to be inspected by a federal vet).

    Make sure the international health papers are done PROPERLY otherwise you will have a tone of trouble at the border....

    THey will want to look at your horse (some ask you open the trailer so they can have a good look (without unloading the horse), some just want you to drop down the windows (if you have drop down windows) so they can have a peak.....all depends on who is on and what they like to do.

    Its a very simple process... :D
     
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  8. WilsonF

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    http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=12198

    That was the only thing i have found so far...Maybe try asking your vet. They may know..


    ETA: Or just listen to Canadian Sage ;)
     
  9. tabinmaine

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    google..

    "importing equine to Canada" or " importing horse into Canada"

    You will get more results than saying moving...
     






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