Soring Inspections Stepped Up at Walking Horse Celebration

Compliance with the Horse Protection Act (HPA) appeared to decline at the 70th Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, dropping from 98% in 2007 to 95% at this year's event, according to USDA figures. The Celebration took place over 10 days in Shelbyville, Tenn., wrapping up Aug. 30.

The HPA forbids soring, which is the use pain-causing chemicals, cutting, and other

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