Group Seeks Alternative Horse Protection Measures

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration says the group will continue working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create more objective testing of horses.

At issue is a bill that would only allow USDA inspectors to work horse shows, eliminate the tall pads and leg chains in performance division and increase penalties for Horse Protection Act violations such as soring, the act of intentionally injuring a horse's front legs to make it step higher.

Celebration CEO Mike Inman told The Tennessean that the industry will support alternative legislation to protect both horses and the sport.

The 11-day Celebration in Shelbyville ended this past weekend.

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