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 Posted: Fri May 25th, 2012 11:48 am
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Plea-deals or not, these people need to spend jail time. To watch those videos of him beating that horse when it was down, was disgusting!!! To see the look on that poor animals face, was really hard to watch. His cocky attitude shows no sympathy for the horses or remorse for his actions. He's done the crime; so he needs to do the time :gr1 :.  Maybe when his cell mates beat the crap out of him, he'll gain a little insight. The justice system is far to lenient on animal abuse, even though they know it carries over to domestic abuse. We need to stop this "it's just an animal" mentality.

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 Posted: Thu May 24th, 2012 11:01 pm
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I have heard there was also a plea deal- for information from him- I dont think he will be the last- but I wonder if he will roll on his own brother...Both were taught by their Daddy how to "train" TWH- wanna bet both have the same method?



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 Posted: Thu May 24th, 2012 09:39 pm
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I just heard on the local news that Jackie may never spend time in jail, the poor man is sick. CA I think I heard. And it would be inhumane to make him spend his last days in prison. TOO BAD!!! SO SAD!!! He made all those lame horses work. Now HE wants HUMANE treatment, what a joke.:hb :

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Thanks. If I posted on bad information, I apologize. My TWH rides with an Imus Comfort Bit, so I'm glad to hear it. I'll take this back to the source and let them know.

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Sharon,

Thank you for contacting Bobby. He's being truthful when he says that neither he, nor his business, has supported anything that contributed to soring horses. I have the utmost respect for him.

However, National Bridle Shop has now been sold to Dave Thomas, owner of Winner's Circle Horse Supply in Shelbyville, TN, so Bobby is no longer the man totally in charge. We'll see how this affects the standards of NBS, over time.

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I contacted Bobby Beech at National Bridle Shop and got this email back from him.

Sharon:



We are not and have never been a corporate sponsor of the TWHNC.  Please check our catalog and web site.  National Bridle carries no product that would injure or hurt a horse during proper use.  This has been our policy for over 20 years and remains today.
Please set the record straight for us.


Bobby Beech, CEO
National Bridle

 



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Good words, Brenda. Does this mean you'll stop offering your products through National Bridle Shop? They are one of the biggest sponsors of the Celebration? They have yet to come out denouncing the abuse and are complicit as long as they continue to support the Celebration in such a huge way. Your products are prominently displayed on their home page.

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I think everyone who is ever "written up" for this practice should be forced to wear shoes with nails in them and have hot mustard rubbed on their ankles etc, etc, etc!  Just logical consequences...

Horribly difficult issue and so many loopholes and slap on the wrist practices!

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Know what'd I'd like to do to those people who sore????...



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I enjoy the FOSH magazine too. Another good source of information is the blog "For the Tennessee Walking Horse"

http://forthetnwalkinghorse.blogspot.com/

The latest entry is an opinion/research on how to stop soring; it's getting a lot of comment on their Facebook page.



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I joined FOSH too. They have a great magazine and promote shows to show our barefoot or keg shod horses.

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Wouldn't you know a Big Lick Barn popped up a few miles down the road from me.....plotting and planning.....

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its sad, everythings about money.

the presentation about soring by dr behre is excellent, if only large fines could support enforcement and eliminate the bad dqp's.

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most dqp's are locals themselves and play favorites.  I know of one that wants to get licensed for the sole reason of racking up on the bribes given by trainers to pass their sore horses.  People like this need to be weeded out, and unfortunately it is more common than I once thought.

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i was talking to a DQP at the state 4h show last year, asking if he saw an improvement or not in soring and he said "soring wasn't a problem". he didn't mean at 4h shows, he meant showing in general and expressly said the issues at shelbyville, tn was an overreaction.  this is from the DQP! can you believe it!

also, even at 4h shows i saw illegally shod horses, my daughter's was legal and got high point in her division. it can be done right and if it can't you don't do it at all.  integrity has to count for something.

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Got Gait wrote: I was on another messageboard and we got on the subject of soring. I don't know if this is something new in place of soring or if it has been happening for a while but a gal bought a padded horse with the pads on and she got it home and removed the pads and found bolts in them. So when the horse put his feet down he would step on the bolts. Apperantly they use bb's as well. It not as bad as the soring they said. WHAT!!!!! Imagine putting these items in your shoes.s2
Placing the bolts in pads is done to "give a higher knee action". Every time the horse puts its foot down, it creates excessive concussion, forcing the foot to be picked up quicker and higher. This excessive concussion in turn creates a condition referred to as "road founder" (actual term should be "mechanical founder").



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We casn only hope. I had a man get made at me on that board becaused I asked him when and why did the padding of horses come into play. And why do you do it? He asked me why I trail rode? Well hummm, My horse is not stuck in a stall with wedged pads on his front feet.



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Maybe she'll at least do better by her own horse........and maybe, just maybe, one day her conscience will kick in.



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Yeah, I brought that up to her and guess what her response was? I don't want to because I want to still be in with the in crowd. I told her she was like a high school kid and ended conversaition with her and the messageboard.



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Called pressure shoeing.....one of the more insidious forms of soring...according to the website of the HIO sponsoring the Celebration (can't recall the name of the org), it will be dealt with more severely than other forms of abuse.  My guess is that it's because the package has to be removed for detection.

Would be nice if this person reported what she found to the authorities.  You can bet that if her new horse had these 'enhancements', others at that barn do, too.  



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