"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

Friday, February 12, 2010

HOW YOU CAN HELP - Results of the Sound Horse Poll

My previous post was in regards to voting on a poll to put a sound horse HIO on the map. Here are the results for the poll, and honestly, I see this as good news.

SHOW - 33%
NWHA - 28%
KWHA - 22% (WELL KNOWN for their sore horse shows - see my KWHA Incidents catagory for more info)
FOSH - 13%
HPC - 2%
Western International - 1%

It's too bad that we can't know how many people actually voted, but that's okay. Only a 5% difference between SHOW and NWHA. That's really amazing! I think it's an extremely strong message that a sound HIO is strong in the ranks. It could have been NWHA, FOSH or the HPC, and I would have been happy. Let's hope people take the results of this poll seriously and get the message that is beyond the idea that SHOW "won."

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