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USDA Anti-Soring Bill Reintroduced to Congress

USDA Soring Rule Change to Protect Walking Horses

The Big Lick's Ban The USDA announced changes to the Horse Protection Act that may prove monumental toward ending the abusive pra...
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Dick peebles acquitted

Missouri Walking Horse Stable Owner Charged with Child Sex Abuse

A Missouri stable owner is facing multiple counts of child sex abuse after he allegedly made unwanted sexual advances toward two under...
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Alabama Walking Horse Trainer Indicted for Aggravated Assault

Jury Finds Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer Guilty of Assault

A Maury County Circuit Court jury took an hour to find a Tennessee Walking Horse trainer guilty of assault on Tuesday. Alabama's ...
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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 T...
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Alabama Walking Horse Trainer Indicted for Aggravated Assault

Alabama Walking Horse Trainer Indicted for Aggravated Assault

The charge stems from an incident in Tennessee where anti-soring protesters waited outside the Spring Jubilee at the Maury County P...
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Case Against Larry Wheelon Rides On

Larry Wheelon Soring Case Dismissed

Larry Wheelon faced multiple charges of aggravated animal cruelty, due to evidence obtained during a search, that the judge deemed unc...
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Whoa to Horse Soring

Bill Reintroduced in Attempt to Say Whoa to Horse Soring

Two senators are supporting a bill that could end the cruel practice of horse soring. Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Mark Warner...
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USDA: Soring Violations at TWH Celebration Double Previous Year

USDA: Soring Violations at TWH Celebration Double Previous Year

The questionable behavior continues in a video showing the "collapse" of a horse in the show ring under its rider, Jesse Barnes. It i...
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$10K Bounty Offered for Conviction of Soring Violators

Senate Committee Approves Bill to Protect TWHs from Abuse

The PAST Act will fortify the federal Horse Protection Act, which was passed in 1970, but contained loopholes that has allowed sor...
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Collateral Damage of Wheelon Dismissal

Wheelon, Co-Defendants Plead Not-Guilty to Aggravated Animal Cruelty

Wheelon and his employees Brandon Lunsford and Randall Gunter are facing 12 counts of aggravated cruelty to livestock, 3 counts of c...
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Case Against Larry Wheelon Rides On

Grand Jury Indicts Wheelon, Gunter, Lunsford, Primm for Animal Cruelty

Four men, including Tennessee Walking Horse trainer Larry Wheelon, were indicted by a Grand Jury this week on charges of aggravated...
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Walking Horse Trainer Suspended

Judge: USDA Can Impose Minimum Soring Penalties

SHOW, Contender Farms, and Mike McGartland filed the suit in Forth Worth. They didn't want the USDA to put a rule in place that...
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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 ...
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STATE OF TENNESSEE vs. LARRY JOE WHEELON

19 Horses Seized from TN Horse Trainer

The Blount County Sheriff's office served a search warrant at Larry Wheelon Stables last week at with help from several animal orga...
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Horse Show Abuse: Growth of an Epidemic

TN Grand Jury Indicts TWH Trainer Jackie McConnell

A Fayette County Grand Jury has indicted infamous horse abuser Jackie McConnell and two co-defendants on 38 counts of animal cruel...
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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...
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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Horse Trainers of Soring

Prosecutor: 'Significant Sentence' Needed in McConnell Soring Case

Prosecutors note Jackie McConnell has a history of violating federal laws aimed at protecting horses and are asking for the maximum s...
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TWH Celebration Changes Testing to Detect Soring

TWH Celebration Changes Testing to Detect Soring

The controversial Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration announced Monday it is changing the testing protocol utilized to det...
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$10K Bounty Offered for Conviction of Soring Violators

$10K Bounty Offered for Conviction of Soring Violators

The soring of gaited horses is an illegal but still common practice among the criminal underground of gaited horse show competitors. T...
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Handcuffs and Horses

Veterinarians Call for Ban of Soring Devices

Equine Veterinarian Associations have called for a ban on the use of action devices and performance packages in the training and show...
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Horse Show Abuse: Growth of an Epidemic

Horse Show Abuse: Growth of an Epidemic

What's easier, training a horse thoroughly so it will go around the show ring quietly without spooking, or giving it drugs? How about ...
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Equine Law Matter - Closed - Get Information, Read Court Documents

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JACKIE L. McCONNELL, JEFF DOCKERY, JOHN MAYS, and JOSEPH R. ABERNATHY

Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer Jackie McDonnell, Jeff Dockery, John Mays and Joseph Abernathy face charges of conspiracy, inspe...
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Dick peebles acquitted

Horse Trainer Acquitted of Sexual Assault

A Tennessee gaited horse trainer has been acquitted of sexual abuse against three female minors....
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