Items Tagged with 'walking horse'


Frankly Speaking: A New Boogeyman Emerges

The boogeyman of regulation looms over the farrier profession in the United States. And much like the mythical figure used to scare children, there are various forms of the farriery boogeyman. Every few years, new concerns over licensing reemerge, leaving many to wonder whether any state or federal agency will register and qualify farriers beyond the race track. None have.
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Dueling Legislation A Sore Spot In Horse Community

With a smooth gait well-suited for carrying riders great distances in comfort, the Tennessee walking horse is symbolic of the American South. The breed's unique running walk and high-stepping gait, known as the "big lick,"? can bring big money in the show ring. Those high steps kick up more than dirt in the arena. They're kicking up tensions in the horse community lately, as well.
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Enforcement Stepped up on Illegal Soring

Recent indictments and convictions of eight men working in the walking horse industry — including a farrier — demonstrate the federal government is getting serious about this practice
For the first time in 20 years, the crime of soring is being prosecuted in the U.S. court system. As a result, four individuals have been convicted and four more indicted in regard to soring of Tennessee Walking Horses during the past 6 months.
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