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.
Priscilla Presley shares her thoughts on TWH soring.
Candace Wade speaks with Dutch Henry, an equine author, advocate for equine rehabilitation and critic of the Tennessee Walking Horse “Big Lick” show industry.
Candace Wade will be following firsthand the rehabilitation of a former “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse. Today, she introduces us to Theo.
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.
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…)