Soring Gaited Horses


Appeals Court Rules Against USDA on Soring Penalties

February 24, 2015

The court ruled that the USDA doesn't have authority to require minimum penalties for Horse Protection Act violators.... Read More


Whitfield Ethics Probe to Continue

November 12, 2014

The probe will investigate if Rep. Ed Whitfield's wife influenced him about Tennessee Walking Horse-focused legislation.... Read More


Walking Horse Advocates Target North Carolina State Fair

October 20, 2014

Advocates targeted the fair to protest the inclusion of Tennessee Walking Horse performance classes in its horse show.... Read More


TWH Celebration Veterinary Group Releases Preliminary Report

September 25, 2014

Officials say X rays at the event showed no signs of improper pressure shoeing or foreign objects in shoeing devices.... Read More


APHIS: TWH Celebration Soring Violations Rise

September 16, 2014

Officials at the 2014 event identified 219 soring violations, an increase from the number found last year.... Read More


TWH Celebration VAC Committee Membership Questioned

August 29, 2014

Committee members say rumors that one member never agreed to be on the committee are false.... Read More


Congressmen Call for Strict Inspections at TWH Celebration

August 22, 2014

The Congressmen called on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsak to instruct USDA inspectors to "aggressively" inspect horses.... Read More


TWH Celebration Advisory Committee Lists Rule Changes

August 18, 2014

Rule changes involve when horses arrive at show grounds, X ray and blood sample collection, and more.... Read More


Ethics Allegations 'Unfounded,' Whitfield Says

July 31, 2014

Rep. Ed Whitfield sponsored a measure that would ban the use of performance packages on Tennessee Walkers.... Read More


Former TWHBEA Vice President Sues Organization

May 27, 2014

Pat Stout has accused TWHBEA of committing illegal corporate acts and breaching its fiduciary duties. ... Read More


PAST Act Supporters to Rally in Washington

May 20, 2014

Supports of the bill will gather in Washington, D.C., in June to show their support for the legislation.... Read More


Walking Horse Owners Sue Blount County Humane Group

May 02, 2014

The owners are seeking $2.1 million in connection with horses seized during a cruelty investigation.... Read More


Walking Horse Groups Hire Law Firm

May 01, 2014

The groups hired a law firm to request an investigation into USDA Veterinary Medical Officers.... Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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