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Whoa to Horse Soring

Soring Rule to Eliminate Big Lick Suspended by Memorandum

A soring rule to eliminate the abusive practice of the "Big Lick" is suspended with other legislation after the inauguration. ...
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UPDATE: Undercover Investigation Exposes Allegations of Soring Abuses at ThorSport Farm

UPDATE: Undercover Investigation Exposes Allegations of Soring Abuses at ThorSport Farm

An undercover investigation shows those in the big lick industry are still crippling their horses in the name of sport, according to The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). ThorSport Farm's owners Duke and Rh...
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Case Against Larry Wheelon Rides On

Case Against Larry Wheelon Rides On

A Tennessee judge ruled Wednesday that the warrant used to search Larry Wheelon Stables is valid....
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Horse Show Abuse: Growth of an Epidemic

McConnell Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Animal Cruelty

A Tennessee judge sentenced former TWH trainer Jackie McConnell to one-year of house arrest on Tuesday. McConnell pleaded guilty to 12 counts of animal cruelty as a part of a plea deal with the state....
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TN Farrier Charged with Animal Cruelty

TN Farrier Charged with Animal Cruelty

A fourth arrest has been made in the soring investigation that started at Larry Wheelon Stables in April. Tennessee farrier Blake Primm was booked last week by Blount County officials and charged with animal cruelty....
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Veterinarians: Stiffer Penalties for HPA Violators

Veterinarians: Stiffer Penalties for HPA Violators

“Soring is an unconscionable abuse of horses that is used to produce a high-stepping gait - the ‘Big Lick’ - and gain an unfair competitive advantage in the show ring,” said Doug Aspros, DVM, president of the A...
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