Video shows alleged walking horse abuse

May 17, 2012 Full story: The Chattanooga Times Free Press 37

Undercover video of alleged horse abuse by a widely known trainer prompted Pepsi to pull its sponsorship of the industry's premiere show, the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn.

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peckerwood

Medina, TN

#21 May 26, 2012
and if state senator delores greshan get's her way this abuse will continue. you guys know she was for the slaughter house bill and co-sponsored a bill to out law tv and newspapers from conducting under cover investigations showing animal cruelty.

also probaly wants those old horses to go through she and her husbands live stock operation in somerville tenn.

i have a better idea lets make dog food out of shitty politicians
Stymie

Stanton, TN

#22 May 28, 2012
peckerwood wrote:
and if state senator delores greshan get's her way this abuse will continue. you guys know she was for the slaughter house bill and co-sponsored a bill to out law tv and newspapers from conducting under cover investigations showing animal cruelty.
also probaly wants those old horses to go through she and her husbands live stock operation in somerville tenn.
i have a better idea lets make dog food out of shitty politicians
Well ya can't get mad at her for running and getting the office. It was by default like most of the other elected officials in this county.
Pups and kitties got to eat...horse meat has some stringy texture and fiberous. Politician meat is greasy and slimy.
tuytut

Cookeville, TN

#23 May 29, 2012
Stymie wrote:
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Well ya can't get mad at her for running and getting the office. It was by default like most of the other elected officials in this county.
Pups and kitties got to eat...horse meat has some stringy texture and fiberous. Politician meat is greasy and slimy.
Horse meat isn't used for pet food. It is an incredibly expensive meat. Just saying.
Question

Hoboken, NJ

#24 Jul 9, 2012
The post about the cock fight is spot on. I love my walking horse - a former reserve World Champion, plantation style - but the unregulated shows is an exercise in pain. I went to one in southern Virginia last year where the trainers actually brought Ice makers. Terrible. And the horses were standing on a dime to relieve pressure. It truly reminded me of a cock fight and I felt guilty just even being there. You guys in middle Tennessee have bred the most gentle and beautiful breed in the world. Quit fucking it up!!!
Beaner

Morristown, TN

#25 Jul 11, 2012
What did they do, make it run?
Question

New York, NY

#26 Jul 17, 2012
Say what?!?
Really Now

Cookeville, TN

#27 Jul 22, 2012
Question wrote:
The post about the cock fight is spot on. I love my walking horse - a former reserve World Champion, plantation style - but the unregulated shows is an exercise in pain. I went to one in southern Virginia last year where the trainers actually brought Ice makers. Terrible. And the horses were standing on a dime to relieve pressure. It truly reminded me of a cock fight and I felt guilty just even being there. You guys in middle Tennessee have bred the most gentle and beautiful breed in the world. Quit fucking it up!!!
You are obviously a troll. Our shows are VERY regulated. I can't speak of corrupted DQPs or people who are good at hiding sore horses but I have seen horses that were obviously sore on show grounds and they never got through inspection. They'd either go through and fail miserably or somebody would rat them out as soon as they saw them being unloaded from the trailers.

If you want to see what loosely regulated shows look like, I suggest you pay a visit to Saddlebred country up in Kentucky where horses are having toothbrushes shoved up their assholes, being pelted with firecrackers, and being confined in blackout stalls for weeks at a time. Sure it's all "technically" illegal but you won't see the USDA, the H$U$, or even the fcuking judges cracking down on it anytime soon.
Question

New York, NY

#28 Jul 22, 2012
No, not a troll, but there are indeed remaining many unregulated shows out there where the sori g is so obvious. Just sayin....
donkey dlck

Martin, TN

#29 Jul 22, 2012
Really Now wrote:
<quoted text>You are obviously a troll. Our shows are VERY regulated. I can't speak of corrupted DQPs or people who are good at hiding sore horses but I have seen horses that were obviously sore on show grounds and they never got through inspection. They'd either go through and fail miserably or somebody would rat them out as soon as they saw them being unloaded from the trailers.

If you want to see what loosely regulated shows look like, I suggest you pay a visit to Saddlebred country up in Kentucky where horses are having toothbrushes shoved up their assholes, being pelted with firecrackers, and being confined in blackout stalls for weeks at a time. Sure it's all "technically" illegal but you won't see the USDA, the H$U$, or even the fcuking judges cracking down on it anytime soon.
U R Anass!
eyeno

Cookeville, TN

#30 Jul 23, 2012
Question wrote:
No, not a troll, but there are indeed remaining many unregulated shows out there where the sori g is so obvious. Just sayin....
Every TWHBEA sanctioned walking horse show has inspectors and is bound to the HPA, unless it's one of the outlaw shows and the TWHBEA has no control or responsibility over those because they're held by private parties. Blaming the TWHBEA for what goes on at these would be like blaming the AKC for dog fighting.
Donkey Dlck

Martin, TN

#31 Jul 23, 2012
White trash wearing funny black stove pipe hats! Hahaha
Question

New York, NY

#32 Jul 23, 2012
Quit drinking the kool-aid. Noted trainer Knox Blackburn was just sanctioned at a regulated show. So obviously this is the industry standard?

You folks in middle Tennessee are on crack if you think that the continuing misrepresentations of compliance rates justify the stance of the TWHBEA, of which I am a member.

The industry has become so fragmented that it has lost all credibility nationwide. Do not do this to the finest breed in the world. And yes, all HIOs are to blame for this mess.
appaloosa

Cookeville, TN

#33 Jul 23, 2012
Question wrote:
Quit drinking the kool-aid. Noted trainer Knox Blackburn was just sanctioned at a regulated show. So obviously this is the industry standard?
You folks in middle Tennessee are on crack if you think that the continuing misrepresentations of compliance rates justify the stance of the TWHBEA, of which I am a member.
The industry has become so fragmented that it has lost all credibility nationwide. Do not do this to the finest breed in the world. And yes, all HIOs are to blame for this mess.
Somebody got in trouble and you still call foul? If they were sanctioned then that means the system in place is working, numbnuts. Why don't you open your eyes and quit drinking the kool-aid yourself dickweed. You live 1000 miles away so quit pretending to know what goes on down here. I doubt you even own or ride horses because you know nothing of the horse industry except what the media tells you. This is glaringly obvious. Why isn't AQHA and ApHA being investigated for letting people pump their horses full of anabolic steroids and saline and trimming their feet down to NUBS? Those are not small, isolated occurrences and unlike soring, people don't even make an effort to hide it. You can walk down the barn aisle at the Appaloosa World Show and see an IV drip hanging off of just about every other horse.
Question

New York, NY

#35 Jul 24, 2012
Wow, must have hit a nerve Appy. I had no idea that you have the corner on the market for opinion on the industry. Get out of your silo of information and consider perceptions. I have made many, many trips to Shelbyville, purchased my horses at Harlindale, and am coming to the Celebration this year. In any event, thanks for the welcome.
Question

New York, NY

#36 Jul 24, 2012
That would be Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin. I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Harlin before his passing. Sooooo, yes I am vaguely famaliar with the industry. No need to call me "dickweed" or 'numbnuts", jerk. See you in the ring.
Question

Danielson, CT

#38 Sep 18, 2012
Shut it down | May 22, 2012
It's gross. They hurt animals and the whole event is ugly anyway. The horses are jugg headed, the gait is just goofy looking, the outfits are outdated and look like country insurance salesmen. Some traditions need to die because they were wrong in the first place

Amen to that!!
Arabian Lover

Roanoke, VA

#39 Oct 8, 2012
Someone please tell me where I can see this video. I cannot find it anywhere. I went to the link someone included in a previous post but had no luck. It took me straight to GoDaddy.com . Thanks!

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