THE TWO STUPIDEST THINGS DONE IN THE HISTORY OF THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE NATIONAL CELEBRATION – COMPLIMENTS OF “HERR” DAVID L. HOWARD AND “CHEF” MIKE INMAN

Last year at the Celebration “Herr” David L. Howard and new Celebration CEO Mike Inman were full of themselves. They were just so smart. Purple Strategies was on board. Rooster Mike McGartland was flying swabs around at night in his jet plane. Some fancy Commissioner was announcing “filtered” swabbing initiative results. Dr. Hopper from Rood & Riddle from Lexington was at the Celebration in Shelbyville on “vacation”. And “Young” Herr was jumping around flapping his jaws like a talking head June Bug.

THEN, they did something incredibly STUPID.

They put the pictures of these two gentlemen on garbage cans in the Inspection area and other places around the Celebration grounds.

Wayne Pacelle – CEO of The Humane Society Of The United States

Wayne Pacelle - CEO, Humane Society of the United States

Wayne Pacelle – CEO, Humane Society of the United States

Keith Dane – Director, Equine Protection, The Humane Society of the United States

Keith Dane,  Director of Equine Protection,  The Humane Society of the United States

Keith Dane, Director of Equine Protection, The Humane Society of the United States

Mr. Pacelle had never been to the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration before. He walked in with some friends one night, bought a ticket, and took it all in. One fellow even took him to watch the horses with big shoes and chains on their feet go down the chute, and then he and Wayne walked along with the barn help to the rail and watched the class. Wayne took it all in.

The next day Wayne Pacelle held a press conference in Murfreesboro and basically said the “Big Lick” is evil, and Jackie McConnell was not just a bad apple, but that the entire barrell of apples was bad. He mentioned that soring had become “institutionalized” in the walking horse business.

So then “Herr” Howard and “Chef” Mike got “cute”. They showed UNSouthern Hospitality. They got real “Harry High School” and put pictures of Mr. Pacelle and Mr. Dane on the garbage cans around the Celebration grounds.

Apparently, no one had never done that to Mr. Pacelle before. It must have substantially motivated him because at that point the Tennessee Walking Horse went from being something that needed attention to suddenly being a full fledged priority.

When you have a guy like Wayne Pacelle who can make two telephone calls and get you exposed on ABC Nightline and then go live on the Ellen Degeneres show and talk about the Governor needs to veto the AG GAG law in Tennessee, its kind of impressive. And it’s also important when this man has the “say so” on a $200+/- Million dollar annual budget, and you decide to denigrate him by putting his picture on a garbage can and telling a bald faced lie about him, it’s probably not a good idea. I am not sure what the cost of producing those pictures was, but the cost/benefit analysis on what it has cost the Tennessee Walking business is pretty clear.

So far, the score is:

* HR 1518 PAST ACT backed by all the Vet groups and equine breeds with 140+ Co Sponsors to remove pads and chains.

* TWHBEA Executive Committee endorsing HR 1518.

* AG GAG “Jackie’s Law” = “SLAM DUNK” veto by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam

* Federal Judge Terry Means “SLAM DUNK” decision in Mandatory “Minimum Penalties” case.

* Celebration going broke.

* Trainers going broke because soring and Mandatory “Minimum Penalties” do not mix.

“Chef” Mike’s color isn’t looking too good these days

I HAVE A GREAT IDEA - LET ME TELL YOU WHAT WE CAN DO

I HAVE A GREAT IDEA – LET ME TELL YOU WHAT WE CAN DO

and “Herr” Howard is looking for someone to blame,

ABSOLUTELY, IT'S A GREAT IDEA - LET'S DO IT.

ABSOLUTELY, IT’S A GREAT IDEA – LET’S DO IT.


as he always does and it’s not going to be him or Young Jeffrey – so “Chef” Mike you better be packing up your bags and seeing if Paula Deen needs some help because you are on the way out along with “mad, tired and upset” Ex PSHA Chair Terry Dotson.

Billy Go Boy

Billy Go Boy

4 thoughts on “THE TWO STUPIDEST THINGS DONE IN THE HISTORY OF THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE NATIONAL CELEBRATION – COMPLIMENTS OF “HERR” DAVID L. HOWARD AND “CHEF” MIKE INMAN

  1. Yep, Definitely a dumb thing to do. But then again, no one ever said these guy’s were to bright to begin with. 😉

  2. We know these TWH boys are not rocket scientists. Heck, they don’t even know how to TRAIN a horse. They just know how to slap things on, like pads, shoes, caustic chemicals and their biggest blunder to date, slapping posters on THEIR own garbage cans. This past year has been like watching a bad train wreck, you can’t help but watch. It’s fascinating how these boys have managed to indulge their own cruel, abusive ways in their own sick little culture and now they are GOIN’ DOWN. Better than any reality TV. The world is watching and listening and the world is backing the humane treatment of the horse. Keep fighting the world with your $$$ and your low IQ’s boys, so we can stay entertained. I LOVE spreading this stuff on FB.

  3. They did have pics of Keith Dane on the trash cans last year, which was already too far, and now this…what a bunch of inbred morons. I am sorry, but you really show your true colors when you pull stunts like this. It’s moments like this that I hope all of these horrible redneck a**holes drop dead and the TWH show industry ends for good.

    I don’t want to see the TWH show industry die–truthfully, I would love to see a major change and for the industry to say they’re sorry and make the change for the better. But if this is how they’re going to act, then they deserve what they get.

  4. Hmmmmm, I think it was a really cool move FOR the sore horse if it brought on that much publicity for the sore horse a big thumbs up to the guys who did it!! Keep on truckin’ boys Karma is baaaaaaad to the bone if you’re in the wrong seat!!!

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