Soring Gaited Horses

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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

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McConnell to Pay Fines, Serve Probation in Horse Soring Case

September 19, 2012

Jackie McConnell will pay $75,000 in fines, serve three years probation, and perform community service.... Read More

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Proposed Legislation would Stiffen Horse Soring Penalties

September 17, 2012

The legislation would stiffen penalties for soring horses by amending the Horse Protection Act (HPA) of 1970.... Read More

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Federal Prosecutor Seeks Stiff Sentence for McConnell

September 11, 2012

U.S. Atty. Steven Neff is seeking probation and a significant fine for Jackie McConnell.... Read More

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Walking Horse Group wants HSUS Soring Tipline Data

August 29, 2012

The Tennessee Walking Show Horse Organization has demanded the HSUS share tipline responses.... Read More

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AVMA, AAEP Urge Strong HPA Enforcement at TWH Celebration

August 25, 2012

Individuals are asked to identify and report HPA violators, and support strong HPA enforcement by the USDA.... Read More

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Enhanced Anti-Soring Protocol at TWH National Celebration

August 22, 2012

The enhanced protocol will show animals presented for exhibition at the event are sound, administrators say.... Read More

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HSUS Launches Hotline for Tips on Soring Offenders

August 20, 2012

The HSUS has launched a national tip line to help crack down on the illegal practice known as "soring." ... Read More

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SHOW Responds to Decertification Notice

August 08, 2012

SHOW claims their demise will put horses at greater risk of abuse by trainers who sore the animals.... Read More

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SHOW to Conduct TWH Celebration Inspections

August 04, 2012

SHOW and two other HIOs were deemed noncompliant by the USDA for not submitting modified rule books.... Read More

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USDA: Some Walking Horse Groups Deemed Noncompliant

August 01, 2012

Three HIOs have been deemed noncompliant for failing to comply with new HPA enforcement rules.... Read More

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Walking Horse Groups Could Face USDA Sanctions

July 25, 2012

The USDA might decertify five Tennessee Walking Horse HIOs for not complying with new HPA enforcement rules.... Read More

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Judge Cancels Trial in Soring Rule Lawsuit

July 19, 2012

A Texas judge ordered both sides of the dispute to present evidence pertinent to the case.... Read More

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SHOW Denied Restraining Order on Soring Penalties Rule

July 09, 2012

A federal judge in Texas has ordered that the case move forward to trial.... Read More

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Virginia Teen Charged in Horse Slashing Incidents

June 27, 2012

A 17-year-old teen has been charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors in connection with the incidents.... Read More

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Falling Tree Kills Indiana Horse Trail Guide

June 21, 2012

An Indiana woman has died from injuries sustained when a falling tree struck her during a guided trail ride.... Read More

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Gluck Center to Host Equine Infectious Disease Conference

June 19, 2012

The 9th International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases will take place Oct. 21-26, 2012 in Kentucky.... Read More

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2012 International Helmet Awareness Day Speakers Announced

June 08, 2012

Confirmed speakers include U.S. Olympians, doctors, helmet manufacturers, and more.... Read More

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2012 AHC National Issues Forum Taking Place June 26

May 31, 2012

The Forum will feature updates on important initiatives undertaken by major organizations in the last year.... Read More

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New Horseman's Card Supports Equine Research

May 24, 2012

Every time a cardholder uses his or her card, the Gluck Center receives a donation.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Council Celebrates 40th Anniversary

May 23, 2012

The KHC addresses the growth of horse ownership, supports equine businesses, and advocates for at-risk horses.... Read More

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TWH Trainer McConnell Pleads Guilty to Soring Charge

May 23, 2012

On May 22 Jackie McConnell pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the HPA in various ways.... Read More