Mayor green lights Maury County “Big Lick” horse cruelty show

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

MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE — According to the New York Times, Tennessee is fourth in the United States where Covid-19 new cases are increasing. Tennessee is just behind the States of California, Virginia, and North Carolina which lead the country. On May 21, 2020, local horse show managers announced that a three day “Big Lick” walking… Continue reading Mayor green lights Maury County “Big Lick” horse cruelty show

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

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

Sign Petition to cancel “Big Lick” show in Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN

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

Update 4/29: The Petition reached 2,500 signatures. On its way to 5,000! » SIGN PETITION HERE « The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced on April 23, 2020, that it will hold a “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse Show at its 30,000 seat outdoor arena on May 21-23, 2020. The… Continue reading Sign Petition to cancel “Big Lick” show in Shelbyville, Bedford Co., TN

Tennessee Walking Horse Nat’l Celebration Directors go full speed ahead with “Spring Fun Show”

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

SHELBYVILLE, TN (April 23, 2020) Via BILLY GO BOY — The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced today that the “50th Spring Fun  Show” will be held at the Celebration’s large arena on May 21-23, 2020 despite an explosive outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee. According to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette Newspaper on April 21,… Continue reading Tennessee Walking Horse Nat’l Celebration Directors go full speed ahead with “Spring Fun Show”

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

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

2019 Celebration Grand Champion winner suspended

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The script never changes when it comes to horse soring, does it? Clant Seay writes: World Grand Champion “Big Lick” Trainer BOYZ Mr. Rodney Dick upholds “Tennessee Tradition” of going on the USDA federal suspension list for alleged "horse soring" shortly after the conclusion of this year's Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. But that's not… Continue reading 2019 Celebration Grand Champion winner suspended

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