USDA Removes Animal Welfare Reports From Website
Horse Protection Act documents were included. (more…)
USDA Regulation to Ban Soring & Stacks Temporarily On Hold
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.
USDA Finalizes Rule in Horse Protection Act to End Soring
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.
‘A Stain on the Industry’: Priscilla Presley Speaks Out
Priscilla Presley shares her thoughts on TWH soring.
Saving Theo: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Candace Wade is documenting the rescue and rehabilitation of a former “big lick” Tennessee Walking Horse named Theo. In this latest chapter, Theo’s recovery takes a backwards step.
Swimming With the Lickers
Candace Wade attended the first USDA/APHIS hearing on proposed amendments to the Horse Protection Act, intended to protect Tennessee Walking Horses from soring in the name of “big lick” movement.
Updates on USDA TWH Anti-Soring Legislation
Candace Wade has the scoop.
Getting to Know ‘Ivory Pal’, Celebrity Equine
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.
Going Dutch: On Tennessee Walkers, ‘Big Lick’ and Equine PTSD
Candace Wade speaks with Dutch Henry, an equine author, advocate for equine rehabilitation and critic of the Tennessee Walking Horse “Big Lick” show industry.
Saving Theo: A Horse At Last
Candace Wade follows first-hand the rehabilitation of Theo, a former “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse. Today, Theo explores the singularly equine pleasures of turnout time.
Saving Theo: Learning to Be a Horse
Candace Wade follows first-hand the rehabilitation of Theo, a former “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse. In today’s installment, Theo starts learning how to be simply a horse.
Saving Theo: ‘Big Lick’ Rehabilitation Continues
Candace Wade is following in person the rehabilitation of Theo, a former “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse. In today’s installment, Theo progresses to his first sessions of ground work.
Saving Theo: The Journey of a Tennessee Walking Horse
Candace Wade will be following firsthand the rehabilitation of a former “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse. Today, she introduces us to Theo.
Right, Tradition or Obstinacy: A Look at ‘Big Lick’ By a Tennessean
As the war between big-lick traditionalists and flat-shod advocates rages on, Candace Wade offers a candid account of life in the heart of Tennessee Walking Horse country.
Editorial: Clean Sport for Walking Horses? We’ll see
The Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration, held annually in Shelbyville, TN, kicked off yesterday–supposedly with a new zero tolerance policy in place for soring or numbing agents. (more…)
Soring: A short history of an incredibly stupid practice
It’s a sore subject, literally, that alternately seems to cause great waves of controversy and then disappear beneath the surface. Yesterday, it reared its ugly head once again. (more…)