USDA, Tennessee Walking Horse industry escalate fight over horse soring

Tennessee Walking Horse. Google image.

Before I introduce the latest report by Heidi Hall (jump to it now) for The Tennessean, I feel for the teenager who sobbed when her horse was ousted from the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration for scarring, a telltale sign of soring. Who knows how old the scarring is or when the incident(s) occurred. However,… Continue reading USDA, Tennessee Walking Horse industry escalate fight over horse soring

Humane Society release video of convicted Walking Horse horse abuser Davis

Horse soring inspection. HSUS image.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) conducted an on-camera interview with Barney Davis, a former Tennessee horse trainer who pleaded guilty to various violations of the Horse Protection Act last November. This is an exclusive HSUS interview uploaded on YouTube August 28, 2012. Related HSUS press materials state: Davis served most of his… Continue reading Humane Society release video of convicted Walking Horse horse abuser Davis

Tennessee Walking Horse industry goes on the offensive

by HEIDI HALL Cross-posted from The Tennessean The Tennessee Walking Horse industry is going on the offensive this week after disputes with federal inspectors at the Celebration, the industry's premier event. U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinarians are in Shelbyville, Tenn., checking competing horses for signs they've been intentionally injured to induce their unique gait. Frequently… Continue reading Tennessee Walking Horse industry goes on the offensive

Horse Soring: In the News

The Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro, Tennessee filed this report: Officials with the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced Tuesday the appointment of Doyle Meadows as its new chief executive officer. Meadows replaces Ron Thomas, who resigned in November. Thomas had been CEO of the Shelbyville-based Celebration since 1984. “Doyle is well recognized within the… Continue reading Horse Soring: In the News