We are not big fans of the Kentucky Horse Park as they promote and host rodeos and what we view as other abusive equine events. Look what they are getting up to now.
Below is an introductory excerpt from a detailed article by reporter Janet Patton for the Lexington Herald-Leader.
“A controversial breed might be getting a new hoof in the door at the Kentucky Horse Park, and equine welfare groups are not happy.
“The Horse Park is in negotiations to allow a sale this month of Tennessee walking horses, possibly including some wearing controversial hoof pads that exaggerate their gait. The Kentucky After Christmas Sale hopes to offer about 300 horses for sale Jan. 25 and 26.
“Horse Park director John Nicholson said that legal activities have a right to use the state-run park. Padded horses are legal — although several groups headquartered on the park’s campus, including the American Association of Equine Practitioners, are working to change that.
“The organizers of the sale say they want to be transparent and will use inspectors that the state specifies.
“But questions have been raised about one of the sale’s partners, David Landrum, who was accused of abuse last summer involving a horse in his care.”
If you are opposed to the sale at the Kentucky Horse Park of Tennessee Walking Horses who are wearing “stacks” and most likely have been sored, please let them know.
Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
Phone: (859) 233-4303
Phone: (800) 678-8813