(1) A nationally or internationally recognized equine breed registry mark made on equine animals to designate a specific equine breed shall not be recorded as a brand, but may be recognized for breed identification purposes.
(a) Any official equine breed organization, association, or registry's designated registry mark is acceptable for placement on an equine animal located in or brought into Montana.
(2) An equine breed registry mark is not proof of ownership, but merely identification of breed.
(a) All equine animal owners must comply with Montana ownership branding statutes and rules.
(3) Equine breed registry marks are allowed on equine animals only, and not on any other type of livestock.