PROFILE IN COURAGE – TRACY BOYD
Lewisburg, TN – The TWHBEA Executive Committee on May 25, 2013, by a courageous decisive 7 – 4 vote approved TWHBEA endorsing HR 1518 bill before Congress which now has 131 co-sponsors. Without any authority in the By-Laws to do so, the “Big Lick” sore horse crowd attempted to roll back that action by voting not to approve the Executive Committee’s action.
Although Tennessee Walking Horse breed registry, TWHBEA, is firmly on record supporting the Whitfield Amendment which would remove the pads and chains, the issue need to be decided one and for all.
TWHBEA should immediately poll its membership using the same procedure it does for its annual Directors elections – EXCEPT there needs to be an option to vote by E-mail which is now used across the country by professional associations such as accountants.
Both the Celebration and TWHBEA are losing money hand over fist – the Celebration $1,491,000.00 and TWHBEA is spending reserves to pay operating expenses.
The bleeding needs to stop and the Tennessee Walking Horse breed needs to be saved.
Only TWHBEA can take this decisive action to set the future course for the breed to get out of the deadly quick sand it presently finds itself.
THE FUTURE OF THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE PERFORMANCE HORSE