Soring Gaited Horses

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Anti-Soring Bill Advances to Full Senate

April 10, 2014

A Senate committee passed a bill that would ban the use of performances packages and chains. ... Read More

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New Walking Horse Bill Expands Blackburn Legislation

April 03, 2014

The bill would aim to stop soring while preserving what it calls the "traditional" Walking Horse industry.... Read More

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Veterinarians Oppose Blackburn Bill

March 10, 2014

The bill was introduced last month as an alternative to anti-soring legislation introduced last year. ... Read More

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Bill Would be Alternative to PAST Legislation

February 28, 2014

A bill that would give lawmakers an alternate way to prevent soring was introduced this week.... Read More

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AVMA Members Advocate for Federal Legislation

February 14, 2014

AVMA representatives gathered to educate the nation's policymakers on some equine-specific legislation.... Read More

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California Group sues TWHBEA

January 18, 2014

The group says TWHBEA is violating law by making them to travel to remove a board of directors member.... Read More

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California Owners, TWHBEA Grapple over Vote

January 08, 2014

The TWHBEA members contend the association is forcing them to travel in order to remove a director.... Read More

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Wheelon, Three Others Plead Not Guilty to Charges

December 11, 2013

The Tennessee Walking Horse trainer pleaded not guilty to cruelty charges for allegedly soring horses. ... Read More

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Grand Jury Indicts Horse Trainer Wheelon, Three Others

December 06, 2013

Wheelon is free on bond after a jury indicted him on animal cruelty counts for allegedly soring horses. ... Read More

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U.S. House Subcommittee Hears Anti-Soring Bill Testimony

November 15, 2013

A U.S. House subcommittee heard from both sides of the soring issue during hearings on HR 1518. ... Read More

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Program Recognizes Humanely Trained Tennessee Walking Horses

September 05, 2013

The award program is part of The HSUS’ efforts to help end the practice of horse soring.... Read More

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Soring Charges Against Trainer Wheelon Dismissed

August 20, 2013

The charges against a Tennessee horse trainer were dropped, but the case could still be far from over. ... Read More

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Legislation to Eliminate Soring Introduced in Senate

August 01, 2013

There are now bills in both the U.S. House and Senate to amend the HPA to eliminate soring. ... Read More

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McConnell Pleads Guilty to State Charges

July 11, 2013

McConnell has pleaded guilty to 12 of the misdemeanor animal cruelty against him.... Read More

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Tennessee Soring Case Expands

June 10, 2013

Authorities arrested two men who allegedly worked with sored horses at Larry Wheelon's training barn.... Read More

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TWHBEA President Backs Anti-Soring Bill

May 30, 2013

The bill would forbid the use of action devices and increase penalties for anyone convicted of soring horses.... Read More

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Wheelon to Vacate Leased Blount County Barn

May 14, 2013

Trainer Larry Wheelon, accused of soring horses, has until June 10 to vacate the Tenessee barn he leases. ... Read More

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Wheelon Suspended Amid Soring Charges

May 02, 2013

The license of a Tennessee Walking Horse trainer accused of soring horses has been suspended.... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Trainer Charged in Soring Case

April 26, 2013

Trainer Larry Wheelon is free on bond after being arrested for allegedly soring 19 horses at his farm.... Read More

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House Bill would Amend Horse Protection Act

April 15, 2013

The bill would amend the Horse Protection Act by imposing stiffer penalties on anyone who sores a horse.... Read More

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Tennessee Grand Jury Indicts McConnell for Horse Soring

April 03, 2013

The grand jury indicted McConnell on more than 20 counts of animal cruelty in connection with horse soring.... Read More

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USEF Bans Action Devices for Gaited Horses

January 25, 2013

The USEF executive committee approved a rule banning soring during its Dec. 17, 2012, meeting.... Read More

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Annual TWH Sale Draws Controversy

January 17, 2013

Some equine welfare activists claim the event could include sales of horses wearing padded shoes and chains.... Read More

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AAEP, AVMA Call for Passage Amendments to the Horse Protection Act

November 21, 2012

The organizations issued a statement Nov. 19 in support of HR 6388,... Read More

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Amicus Brief Filed in HPA Penalty Case

November 02, 2012

The amicus brief asks a court to uphold USDA regulations requiring minimum penalties for HPA violators. ... Read More