"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

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Thanks Billy Go Boy, for telling me about this!  THUNDERCLAP is a way to get our message to Congress in one feel swoop!  I figured I'll just plagiarize borrow BGB's instructions for how to use THUNDERCLAP.


Nephew Eugene says there’s something new on the internet called THUNDERCLAP.


THUNDERCLAP is so People who believe in a Cause can join together through Social Media and send a one time message on a particular day. It doesn’t cost anything to use.  And nobody will contact you.  It is strictly a way for people to deliver a message all at once – like a clap of thunder.   The PAST ACT is supported by The American Horse Council, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Humane Society Groups, and  the American Veterinary Medical Association.

The Cause:  Pass The PAST ACT = End Soring

Nephew Eugene thinks THUNDERCLAP will dramatically get the message out to U. S. Representatives and U. S. Senators to pass the PAST ACT.   THUNDERCLAP is a one time deal.  It will deliver one message that one day and that is it. 

The one day is March 24, 2014.

The beauty of THUNDERCLAP is everyone can join together and you can use Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr to deliver the message.  You can use all three which will give the message even more impact.   To make this work,  100s of people,  hopefully 1000s,  need to join  in order that this one THUNDERCLAP message will be delivered to your Representatives and Senators on Monday, March 24, 2014.

If you have FACEBOOK,  TWITTER or TUMBLR,  you can use  THUNDERCLAP.

The message:  ”Congress, pass the PAST ACT to end soring!   #PASTforHorses 

Here’s what you do:

  • Click on this Link:    https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/9743-pass-the-past-act-end-soring?locale=en
  • Click on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr - you can do all three -
  • Choose the ones you want to use – On Facebook you can personalize a message you want to send.  You can do all three.
  • Whether you chose Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr, Thunderclap will automatically post the message about the PAST Act, with the link for your contacts to reach their own legislators, on your page for you on the day of action! – It will ask you for your address so you can send it to your Representative and Senator.
  • That’s it – On March 24, 2014,   the THUNDERCLAP will be delivered!!!
  • And all your Friends on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr can join in sending the message if they choose to do so.
  • The KEY is to join NOW in order to have TONS of people delivering the Lightning and THUNDERCLAP on March 24, 2014.
  • Please do it.


Renardo Green said...

Why do yall consist on talking about one breed twh has inspection area's.. race horse people use chemicals on there horses feet which twh ppl can't do because of swabs on every horse at every horse show.. saddle bred put it on there horses and put boots on top of it to make them step high with no inspection areas.. and I don't wanna get started on quarter horses bleeding there horses for performance.. HORSE PRETECTION ACT talks about all breed but other breds use pads as well.. LET EM WALK ON

For the Tennessee Walking Horse said...

This is a great question, so I wil answer why.

First, yes, there is abuse in other horse breeds when it comes to rail showing. However, the HPA is a law against soring, which absolutely is not done on other breeds. Until they pass a law fighting against the abuse in other breeds, we'll stick with focusing on getting this one enforced.

Second, other horses that wear pads in the show ring are not susceptible to soring because it actually will mess up their gaits.

Third, please provide proof of where chemicals are used on racehorses' feet. I'm sure you won't be able to because it's not done. Why in the world would someone want their racehorse's feet to HURT? He wouldn't be able to run then. Soring is used to force a horse to step higher, not run faster.

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