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The Big Lick

Walking horse study once blasted by industry now trumpeted

From: The Tennessean By: Paul C Barton WASHINGTON – A study that many in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry cite as supporting their opposition to new federal anti-soring legislation came under severe criticism from the industry when it was the focal point of a federal court case in the 1980s. Widely referred to as the Full Article

Changes coming to Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (Video)

From: WSMV By: Alanna Autler SHELBYVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A Tennessee tradition will see new changes this year prompted by allegations of abuse. Hundreds of horses will compete in ...Full Article

Walking Horse Celebration faces tough scrutiny

From: The Tennessean The 76th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration opens Wednesday in Shelbyville, and the entire equine industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Congress will be watching. ...Full Article

Tennessee Walking Horse ‘Dutch’ saved from slaughter

How ridiculous to say that HSUS would make a false claim about a Tennessee Walking Horse! Dutch is the perfect spokes-animal – his suffering is why the PAST Act ...Full Article

Congress should work together to prohibit abuse of show horses

Rep. Whitfield is still fighting to get the PAST Act through Congress. May his colleagues read this and join in on supporting HR 1518. ~ HfH From: The Hill ...Full Article

Tennessee Walking Horse event hires veterinarians

While we still must pass the PAST Act to stop all soring…this maybe a step in the right direction. ~ HfH From: The Tennessean By: Heidi Hall A new, ...Full Article

Stopping horse torture

There is still time to contact your representatives. In two more weeks, its going to get much tougher. If you have not done so, please look up your federal ...Full Article

300 U.S. Representatives cosponsor Horse Soring Legislation

From: Humane Society Press Release WASHINGTON (July 10, 2014) —A federal bill to protect Tennessee walking horses from the cruel practice known as “soring” reached a congressional milestone by ...Full Article

Roy Exum: Osborne’s Letter Is Bogus

From: The Chattanoogan By: Roy Exum It is not my nature to comment on letters written to Chattanoogan.com, mainly because I believe folks are just as entitled to their ...Full Article

Regions Bank out as walking horse celebration sponsor

While this may indeed be a “purely business” decision, let us hope that other corporate sponsors realize that the future does not lie with the faction that is for ...Full Article