Horse sorers drop lawsuit against Blount County animal welfare group

BLOUNT COUNTY, TENNESSEE (Horse Soring) — You can't make this stuff up. Who could believe it? The Daily Times reports:  Several horse owners suing a nonprofit Blount County animal welfare group over the seizure of their horses from Larry Wheelon Stables in 2013 have decided to drop their lawsuit. Maryville attorney Rob White filed the… Continue reading Horse sorers drop lawsuit against Blount County animal welfare group

Horse soring preliminary hearing transcript recovered

Cross-posted from The Daily Times by IVA BUTLER The court recordings for Larry Joe Wheelon’s horse soring case have been recovered and the criminal proceedings against him will resume June 9. Wheelon, two stable hands and a farrier are charged with allegedly soring Tennessee walking horses at Wheelon’s Maryville stables. Wheelon, 69, Miracle Drive, Maryville,… Continue reading Horse soring preliminary hearing transcript recovered

Horse soring hearing delayed due to corrupted transcript

Cross-posted from The Daily Times by IVA BUTLER The case of alleging soring of Tennessee walking horses against a trainer, two stable hands and a farrier has taken another bizarre turn — court officials say the preliminary hearing court transcript is “corrupted.” Long-term area trainer Larry Joe Wheelon, 69, Miracle Drive, Maryville, and stable hands… Continue reading Horse soring hearing delayed due to corrupted transcript

Walking Horse owners sue Blount County SPCA for $2.1M

AS REPORTED BY WBIR by EVAN JOHNSON (WBIR) -- Seven horse owners are suing the Blount County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BCSPCA) for $2.1 million. They claim their horses missed an entire show season in which the animals would have been able to win prize money. The lawsuit stems from an… Continue reading Walking Horse owners sue Blount County SPCA for $2.1M

Return of horses seized in Larry Wheelon stable raid delayed by dispute

WRITTEN BY IVA BUTLER Iva Butler, reporting for The Daily Times reports: A judge ordered 19 Tennessee Walking Horses seized April 25 at Larry Wheelon Stables to be returned to their owners at Wheelon’s business, 2743 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville. But since Wheelon no longer operates out of that barn, the question is where they can… Continue reading Return of horses seized in Larry Wheelon stable raid delayed by dispute