Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre but they are more deadly in the long run.

Mark Twain, Sketches New & Old


Get over being angry that PAST didn't get a vote in 2014; get active.  In 2016   combine your voicewith the voices of others who are sharing   both belief and knowledge with the public and elected officials.   Prepare to   stick with it and work at it   for as long as it takes.   That's how change happens. If ending soring   was dependent on good intentions   it would   already have been accomplished.


Be Visible

Reach out to your congressmen and women. Contact  your senators. Go to local town hall meetings with handouts;  let your elected officials  know that the assertive enforcement of the  Horse Protection Act is an important  issue for you.

Add your name to endorsement lists in support of the PAST Act. 

Write letters to your local media as appropriate.

Follow for timely petitions related to the Tennessee Walking Horse and sign your name. 


Use every means at your disposal, including some you haven't thought of yet,  to make change happen.

Donate to help projects that you believe will help to  increase public attention and opinion  towards the soring issue.


Spread the WorD

There's no better way to make an impact than to become an active advocate yourself. Start with  your friends and family.

Inform your Horse Club and the 4-H.  Reach out via social  media.

Help at  anti-soring/sound horse booths at public expos.  Go on record.

Now that  the PAST Act S.1121  has been reintroduced in the Senate, as well as in the House HR 3268,   work to get  your state senators and representatives  to co-sponsor the bill.  

Always be courteous; always be well prepared; always be accurate; always  avoid personal attacks.   The facts of the abuse are more than sufficient to make the case and sharing  information contained in public data bases about violation histories is a professional act not a personal one.