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Each breed that God has given us have their
own beautiful traits. Their own style of movement that makes them stand
out from any other breed.
Because the State of Tennessee hold's the Tennessee Walking Horse as
their State Horse, we hold them very special in our hearts. It is
because of this we have posted this page to bring awareness to the cruel
practices inflicted on them. We would like to encourage the public that
instead of cheering the next time they see a "Big Lick" enter the ring,
you will stand up, and turn your back to the show ring to show your
disapproval of this type of display that goes against the natural
movement of this exquisite animal and their defined gait.
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to learn more
HPA Violations List
The USDA is the
government agency tasked with enforcing the federal Horse Protection
8/1/07 - 8/8/08
Informative Reading Links of
General Information about the TWH
Detailed description of how soring has been
done, and is still done. what to look for etc.
Another article on soring with quotes and
references to the Auburn study.
Number crunching. The number of violations
reported by DQP and the number reported by USDA at the same and
different shows; flat shod vs padded; by sanctioning association.
The TWH trainers association members that
have won "trainer of the year" with violations and what the violation
was. (Only 5 had never had a violation)
The USDA listing of 2007 scar rule
violations with good pictures (long, 81 pages)
The USDA HPA fact sheet.
The USDA HPA training manual. Complete with
diagrams, legal definitions etc.
This link goes over all of the soring info
and has links to a natural gaited horse at the flat walk, running walk
and canter and to a padded horse at the same gaits for comparison plus
several good pix of extreme padding and chains and "clean" legs and
HPA presentation that was published as part
of the Listen Sessions
Horse Protection Program Listening