Clant Seay video of baby “Big Lick” horses

Horse soring "stacks" on the front hooves of a Tennessee Walking Horse at Big Lick competition. HSUS.

To say horse soring is hideously cruel seems like the grossest of understatements. You may have already visited YouTube to see "Big Lick" horses in competitive action. We have, many times, but it never stops being nauseating. Baby Horses The video you are about to see, recorded by Clant Seay on the first day of… Continue reading Clant Seay video of baby “Big Lick” horses

Protest the cruel abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses in Columbia, TN

Walking Horse Big Lick. Google image.

CLANT SEAY | CITIZENS CAMPAIGN AGAINST "BIG LICK" ANIMAL CRUELTY (May 27, 2020) — The “Big Lick" has gotten the green light to hold the Columbia “Big Lick” Spring Jubilee Horse Show. It starts next week, and runs for three days — June 4, 5 and 6 — Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Citizens will peacefully… Continue reading Protest the cruel abuse of Tennessee Walking Horses in Columbia, TN

How a bill becomes law

Interior of the Capitol Hill dome, Washington D.C.

Who remembers Government class or Civics? Or do they even teach them any more? It seems a large percentage of American citizens do not know how a bill becomes law. When we started, some of us at the Fund for Horses did, but most of us had very little clue. We were in good shape… Continue reading How a bill becomes law

Horse whisperer speaks up for sored horses

Horse soring "stacks" on the front hooves of a Tennessee Walking Horse at Big Lick competition. HSUS.

WVLT-TV reports that American Horse Trainer Monty Roberts has reaffirmed his commitment to end soring as Tennessee Walking Horse events prepare to resume. Soring is the act of intentional infliction of pain to a horse's legs or hooves in order to force the horse to perform an artificial, exaggerated gait. Roberts, known as "the man who listens… Continue reading Horse whisperer speaks up for sored horses

Horse Soring 2019 Year in Review

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

Horse "soring" is when humans intentionally injure horses' hooves or legs causing them so much pain they step higher in an exaggerated gait prized in "Big Lick" show rings. U.S. LEGISLATION — H.R.693 January 22, 2019 A strong team of bipartisan lawmakers reintroduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives (U.S. House) to end… Continue reading Horse Soring 2019 Year in Review

Let’s get rid of “Big Lick” animal cruelty

Image from 2015 HSUS Horse Soring Investigation.

Back in June, Clant Seay, the champion of sored horses, wrote a special for the Columbia Daily Herald entitled "Walking Horse competition is not sport." We quote liberally below: The “Big Lick” is animal cruelty. Native Tennessean, MTSU Horse Science professor and equine veterinarian Dr. John Haffner said, “The “Big Lick” is a pain induced… Continue reading Let’s get rid of “Big Lick” animal cruelty

Quote of the Day

I'm Mayhem competing in the 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration.

It’s not "a few bad apples"; rather the entire barrel of apples is rotten. The “Big Lick” is no better than dog fighting and cock fighting. All who practice or support it are guilty because animal cruelty is absolutely necessary to create and maintain the “Big Lick” gait. Horses do not have a voice, so… Continue reading Quote of the Day

More “Big Lick” trainers suspended; take action

I'm Mayhem competing in the 2017 Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration.

In a commentary published on June 10, 2019 in The Daily Herald Newspaper of Columbia, TN, CCABLAC (Citizens Campaign Against "Big Lick" Animal Cruelty) Founder Clant M. Seay writes concerning flagrant horse soring in Tennessee Walking Horse competitions: It’s not “a few bad apples; rather the entire barrel of apples is rotten. The “Big Lick”… Continue reading More “Big Lick” trainers suspended; take action

Attendance at “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty show at a 50 year low

Horse soring "stacks" on the front hooves of a Tennessee Walking Horse at Big Lick competition. HSUS.

Clant Seay and the people who protest at "Big Lick" animal cruelty events with him — plus every one of you who contacted your U.S. Representative making that historic landslide victory in the U.S. House 333 to 96 possible— are the true heroes of the "sored" Tennessee Walking Horse. Take action in the U.S. Senate.… Continue reading Attendance at “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty show at a 50 year low

Take Action for Sored Horses

Tennessee Walking Horses peers from his stall during search for proof of horse soring. HSUS image.

S.1007 — Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2019 Contact both of your U.S. Senators in Washington here and ask them to cosponsor S. 1007, the Senate version of the PAST Act which passed the House 333-96. We have a much tougher job ahead in the Senate. Sen. Marsha Blackburn and Sen. Mitch McConnell are geared… Continue reading Take Action for Sored Horses