Tensions high as inspectors take crackdown to heart of the walking horse industry

This is front and center in importance to Animal Advocates. There is a response from the Groups that want to keep the status quo, against the HSUS and ASPCA with lies and threats. It is important that animal lovers and particularly those that understand horses, call for support of the new inspection rules and strict enforcement of penalties against those trainers, riders, and owners who are guilty to soring.

Tuesday's Horse

Winky Groover, of Shelbyville, is a trainer who is willing to talk about the past and the future.

He believes that on the whole, the breed draws more spectators than any other horse events. But he thinks to keep that going, he and his fellow trainers and walking horse owners have to convince the government and the public that soring is over.

Excerpt by PAM SOHN from the Times Free Press

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The individuals who sore horses to win competitions may be even more loathsome than the ones who abuse racehorses to win. One thing they both have in common, depending on how you look at it, is out-and-out lying or entrenched denial full of self-justification regarding their cruel exploitation of horses. The result is that the gruesome suffering they inflict goes on decade after miserable decade.

Look at the picture above. How Groover expects…

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About polopaula

Love to have the opportunity to combine all my special interests and passions together in one day. Real Estate, Art, Architecture, Animals, Riding, Training, Politics, Friends, Family, Writing, and Crown. It has happened a few times. Bit more mundane: a grandmother real estate agent in North Texas who has three horses, down from 9, 2 dogs both rescues, and one foster at present. Lots of friends and powerful allies, and worthy opponents. Rider for fun now, but former eventer and dressage"non-diva". Even at this age am enough of an optimist that I believe the best is yet to come. Did I mention that it is good to have me on your side of an issue? I don't quit.
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