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

Petition successful for cancellation of horse soring “fun show”

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

(BILLYGOBOY) — Thanks in large part to YOUR signatures and comments, the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced tonight that the "Spring Fun Show" will NOT be held on May 21-23 , 2020.  Large credit is owed to the Shelbyville Times-Gazette newspaper's excellent coverage of the Covid-19 outbreak in Shelbyville, Bedford County, TN which helped… Continue reading Petition successful for cancellation of horse soring “fun show”

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”

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

Nashville Vote on Soring Ban Tonight

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

NEWS RELEASE Effort to Stop Animal Cruelty Secured an Overwhelming Majority of Lawmakers in Congress Voting for Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act NASHVILLE, TN, USA, August 6, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 693, by a vote of 333 to 96. U.S.… Continue reading Nashville Vote on Soring Ban Tonight

Roy Exum: Soring Will Still Thrive

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

We quote the following from Roy Exum's column of yesterday. Exum, who has covered the horse soring issue for some years from his home base of Tennessee for The Chattanoogan, states what appears to be patently obvious to many, sometimes even us. It's about the future of the anti horse soring bill in the U.S.… Continue reading Roy Exum: Soring Will Still Thrive

The “Big Lick” is akin to dog fighting and cock fighting

By CLANT M. SEAY Special to The Daily Herald: Thanks to the citizens of Columbia and Maury County who boycotted the Columbia “Big Lick” Horse Show last week. 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 gait… Continue reading The “Big Lick” is akin to dog fighting and cock fighting

Walking Horse show opens, the protests follow in Columbia

James Bennett, writing for the Columbia Daily Herald states: "The Spring Jubilee Tennessee Walking Horse Show opened a three-day run Thursday at Maury County Park, featuring some of the top horses and trainers in the Southeast. "And for the fifth straight year, the event will include Friday and Saturday protests from some of the most-determined… Continue reading Walking Horse show opens, the protests follow in Columbia

Tennessee Walking Horses and Marsha Blackburn

INTRODUCTION For those of you who know little about the political history of horse soring, this is an excellent piece. For those of you who have good knowledge of it, this is still highly informative. Brilliantly written. What is horse soring? Soring is the intentional infliction of pain to a horse's legs or hooves in… Continue reading Tennessee Walking Horses and Marsha Blackburn