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

U.S. House overwhelmingly approves anti horse soring bill

Racks of used stacked pads using in the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses and other gaited horses in the showring.

By an overwhelming vote Thursday, July 25, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill aimed at putting a stop to the intentional cruelty of Tennessee Walking Horses known as "soring". H.R.693, The Prevent All Soring Tactics Act, won approval by a margin of 333 to 96 votes. Known as the PAST Act, the… Continue reading U.S. House overwhelmingly approves anti horse soring bill

Take action against Big Lick Animal Cruelty

The 75th Walking Horse Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee on August 29, 2013.

HORSE SORING — Calling all advocates against horse soring. Please help sored horses by joining a protest, signing a Petition against it and contacting federal legislators to endorse the PAST (Prevent All Soring Tactics) Act which will close the loopholes in the current law exploited by "Big Lickers". What is Horse Soring? Horse soring is a… Continue reading Take action against Big Lick Animal Cruelty

Panama City Beach “Big Lick” horse show manager threatens advocate telling him “You are a dead man.”

"Big Lick" protesters at Frank Brown Park, Panama City Beach, Florida in 2016. Source: BillyGoBoy.com.

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Panama City “Big Lick” Horse Show Manager Mr. Todd Fisher assaulted a CCABLAC (Citizens Against “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty) equine welfare advocate Clant M. Seay at the Frank Brown Park by telling him “You are a dead man”. Watch it here. Mr. Seay is an animal… Continue reading Panama City Beach “Big Lick” horse show manager threatens advocate telling him “You are a dead man.”

Soring hurts more than Tennessee Walking Horses

Cruel Practice Damages Entire Equine Industry's Image Branding is not just for public figures or businesses. We all have a brand. What we say and do, how we appear to others, what people remember about us, identifies us and is our own personal brand. Committing cruelty against animals can brand a person, an industry and… Continue reading Soring hurts more than Tennessee Walking Horses

Controlling gait of horses may be possible says key study from Texas A&M

Texas A&M Logo. Google image.

THE FOLLOWING IS AN UNEDITED PRESS RELEASE AND DOES NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEW OF THE INT'L FUND FOR HORSES OR TUESDAY'S HORSE COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Aug. 29, 2012) -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Analysis of a specific mutation in a gene in horses that affects the ability of horses to use alternate gaits is strongly related… Continue reading Controlling gait of horses may be possible says key study from Texas A&M

Roy Exum: Big Lick horse show is stumbling

ROY EXUM. Source image.

Here's our favorite chronicler of horse soring and its annual feature event, the Celebration Cruelty Carnival (our words not his), Roy Exum. The future is looking delightfully bleak for the Big Lick crowd as they limp and stumble toward their annual Shelbyville mash up. We are as delighted about this as Exum is. Competitions that… Continue reading Roy Exum: Big Lick horse show is stumbling

Tenn. horse inspectors say USDA is de-certifying them over soring case

Horse soring radiograph. USDA image.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee walking horse group that is suing the U.S. Agriculture Department over new rules to stop soring says it has received notice of decertification from the USDA. The SHOW Horse Industry Organization needs the certification to perform inspections at horse shows. It received the notice after failing to meet a… Continue reading Tenn. horse inspectors say USDA is de-certifying them over soring case

New Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration CEO is who?

Tennessee Walking Horse with Stacks and Chains. Google image.

In an OpEd published by The Chattanoogan on July 31, 2012, Roy Exum writes: When it was learned that the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has just hired a new CEO to replace the departing Doyle Meadows over the weekend, there was an audible gasp from those seeking to reform the badly-battered Shelbyville-based industry. U.S.… Continue reading New Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration CEO is who?

CEO of Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is jumping off

Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration / McConnell.

In an OpEd published by The Chattanoogan on July 22, 2012, Roy Exum writes: Dr. Doyle Meadows is jumping off what is uncannily similar to a run-away horse. After four years as the CEO of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, it has been learned the veterinarian will soon take a flying leap after this… Continue reading CEO of Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is jumping off