Trent Franks, R-Ariz. There are also House Democrat cosponsors, making a grand total of as of now. The Senate bill, which has already passed the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has the bipartisan support of 52 cosponsors. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky. Department of Agriculture USDA to redirect its enforcement efforts and resources in a more efficient and effective way to finally put a stop to this heinous cruelty.
A horse industry’s change of heart
Big Lick Animal Cruelty: Walking Horse Trainers Ride Tomorrow • Animal Wellness Action
She was 18 hands tall and had the heart of a champion. Most of all, she was a friend to me, until the moment she died while I laid beside her on the dirt floor of our barn hallway. During that era, my competitors came from far and wide — many of them the sons and daughters of Tennessee Walking Horse trainers who still either train or compete today. Yet not even one of those horse shows exists today. Because rampant soring has tarnished the sport.
Big Lick Animal Cruelty: Walking Horse Trainers Ride Tomorrow
Even decades later, Dr. John C. Haffner can vividly recall standing in a training barn when a person walked by carrying a can that contained a mixture of mustard oil and kerosene. The stench made him recoil.
For Carl and Tammy Bledsoe the horse comes first. They taught about the natural gait of the Tennessee Walking Horse, the most common horse used in Big Lick training. I lost almost everything, but it was worth it.