Every Friday, Horse Nation teams up with Ovation Riding to share some good news in the horse world: spotlighting an organization or individual doing good work, or developments that will improve life for horses.
Marty Irby of Animal Wellness Action details how close we finally are to passing legislation that would end the abusive practice of soring Tennessee Walking Horses for good — a practice that’s managed to survive for decades.
The Prevent All Soring Tactics, or PAST, Act was reintroduced yesterday in the House of Representatives, and if passed, would strengthen USDA regulations regarding the act of soring Tennessee Walking Horses for exaggerated gaits.
Candace Wade attended the February 3 clinic put on by the USDA and SHOW, a Tennessee Walking Horse organization, which was intended to help improve Horse Protection Act compliance. Here’s what she learned.
The Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (or PAST Act) was reintroduced in Congress at the end of March. We’ve got the scoop on how this bill could crack down on soring in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry.
“Pete,” along with a support crew headed by owner Lisa Murray is shattering breed stereotypes about what Tennessee Walking Horses can accomplish — and he’ll be in the spotlight again this year as a new Breyer model!
Opponents to soring and stacks in Tennessee Walking Horses are in an uproar at the temporary hold on new regulations, including the recent USDA rule that would effectively ban the practice. But history shows there may not be a need to panic — yet.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services announced today that a rule banning the use of stacks and soring practices in Tennessee Walking Horses has passed.
Ivory Pal has starred on magazine covers, served as a product spokeshorse and shown the world what Tennessee Walking Horses can do without soring and stacked shoes. Candace Wade catches up with Ivory Pal in his semi-retirement.