"Today, Tennessee Walking Horses are known throughout the industry
as the breed that shows abused and tortured horses."

~ Jim Heird, Ph.D., Do Right By The Horse, February 2010

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity,
you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."

~ St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

ARTICLES - Pre-HPA Outrage

These are amazing finds. I ran across the first article on a comment on the blog Shame in the Horse Show Ring. The articles were in Sports Illustrated. (Sometimes I forget that they do horse stuff, too! What if they had a horse swimsuit issue...? Never mind.)

This is information that is pre-HPA. Note the outrage of the writers. Here is some real truths about how the horses were in the ring just a few decades ago. They were calling for something to be done then, and yet it's still just as bad today....

Woe for Walkers, 23 July 1956

The Torture Must End, 11 January 1960

Hot Heads Over Hot Feet, 13 June 1960

Score Card - Sore Horses, 2 February 1970

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