This is a place to find factual, timely, reliable information about the ongoing effort to stop soring, now.
The crime of soring Tennessee Walking Horses and related breeds has produced factual and fictional information regarding both the issue and the ongoing efforts to end the abuse. The recent photo above shows inflammation represented by areas of heat present in the pastern and hoof area of a performance horse using the scientific measurements of thermography. Soring is not a thing of the past. This site is intended to provide accurate, sourced information to advocates needing timely material to assist them in their efforts to Stop Soring, Now!
This site is an independent effort to help bring about an end to soring. People who are involved in these practices frequently deny that the cruelty which has plagued the walking horse and related breeds for decades still exists. The facts prove that it does. Information on the site comes from a variety of sources, including humane groups, federal agencies, public record databases, and news reports.
Take Action to Stop This
Ready to take the next step? You can help by becoming informed and active in this cause. The goal is to amend the federal Horse Protection Act to increase and make meaningful penalties for violators and to remove performance packages, chains, and weighted shoes whose sole purpose is to enhance, to unnatural degrees, action in Tennessee Walking Horses and related breeds. In these horses, these devices have contributed to the unnaturally exaggerated gaits produced when show horses are trained sore using chemical and mechanical methods.