"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, February 3, 2010

HOW YOU CAN HELP - Sound Horse Poll

Please participate in the following poll: http://www.walkinghorsereport.com/default.aspx

You don't have to be a member of WHR to participate in this poll. On the right side of the screen, choose the HIO you prefer to show in front of. When I voted, SHOW lead at 32% and NWHA was a close second at 31%. I did vote for NWHA, by the way--they are my personal favorite show venue. Of course, it would be helpful to keep NWHA up there to send a strong message that we want to see more SOUND shows, but of course FOSH and HPC are also sound and need our support! Let's force those sound groups into there!


horsndogluvr said...

I'm frustrated.

I went and voted. My eye caught an article about a memorandum from the USDA, regarding transparency in listing violators.

I searched the USDA website (HPA and APHIS) and could not find a copy.

Do you have access to it?

Horse hugs, Ruthie

Funder said...


Anonymous said...

Thanks ladies!

Ruthie, it's a bit hard to find as their website is so complex. Here's the link to the page with protocol information and the violations list:


There is also a link to it from FOSH's website.

They can't update it every month or anything like that only because of manpower--the data entry take a while. I imagine they will update it again in the spring once show season is more underway.

Anonymous said...

The last of that link should be:


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