EVERETT “BUTCH” ALLEN – NEWLY ELECTED TEXAS TWHBEA DIRECTOR
STAFFORD, TX – A new TWHBEA Director, Everett “Butch” Allen apparently wanted his 15 minutes of fame. So Butch hauled off and made a Motion at the recent TWHBEA Directors Meeting for the TWHBEA Enforcement Committee to go off on a second “Witch Hunt” on the HR 1518 Poll conducted by TWHBEA VP Pat Stout. The first “Witch Hunt” which was fatally flawed from the get go didn’t find anything, but old Butch wanted them to have a second bite at the apple – which is also fatally flawed from the get go.
Apparently, Pat Stout’s sin was she wanted to learn to learn what the TWHBEA members really felt about passage of the HR 1518/S1406, Prevent All Soring Tactics Act presently before Congress.
So she just did a little old “YES” or “NO” POLL on some postcards and up and asked them.
And they just up and told her on October 15, 2013, loud and clear.
In a landslide historic vote the TWHBEA members voted 63% For Passage of the HR 1518/S1406 Prevent All Soring Tactics Act pending before Congress.
The Big Licker world has not been the same since.
The two biggest stories in the Big Licker World in the Year 2013 are:
- The “Saviour Horse” Honors being turned down as close as you get to a Two Footer sore and not have one.
- THE HR 1518/S1406 POLL – which foretold the end of the Big Lick.
The Poll overhangs everything the Lickers say or and everything the Lickers do because it pronounced judgment on King Steve Smith The First and Sir Walt Chism
before they were even anointed.
When one thinks of THE POLL, one is reminded of the story of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris. “Brer Licker” is “Brer Rabbit” and THE POLL is the TARBABY.
Brer Licker just keeps flailing away at THE POLL, and with each blow just gets more and more stuck.
Regarding the progress of HR 1518/S1406, the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act now has about 255 House members and about 41 U. S. Senators co-sponsoring. It will pass the House in January 2014. A key piece to the puzzle fell in place when U. S. Senator John Thune (R-SD) decided to co-sponsor the Bill. Thune is ranking Republican member of the Senate Committee to which the Bill has been referred. He is the number three man in the Republican Senate leadership, and Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference.
But back to Butch Allen’s Motion. Ironically, the new Chairman of the TWHBEA Enforcement Committee Tom Kakassy is the same guy who was on the previous Enforcement Committee which investigated the Pat Stout matter and didn’t find anything.
Tom Kakassy is also the same guy who showed up at the September 27, 2013 “Lynch Mob” meeting with a rope and a “Complaint” against Pat Stout which he distributed, but he didn’t file it or pay the necessary filing fee. Kakassy then proceeded to “quarterback” the Performance Committee Chair Christy Lantis who read from the “unfiled” Complaint during the “lynch mob” attempt to excommunicate Pat Stout from TWHBEA.
Both Kakassy and Lantis served on the Enforcement Committee chaired by Denise Bader Keyser from Germany. Denise Bader Keyser voted to endorse the HR 1518 Bill in May 2013,, then she fell in with the sore Big Lickers, and did a 180 degree change of direction. In September and October, Denise Bader Keyser voted against two of the most important “Sound” measures to come before the TWHBA Executive Committee in breed history. She then announced, while running for Director during Fall 2013, that she no longer supported the PAST Act which she endorsed in May 2013.
Following the September 27, 2013 “Lynch Mob” meeting, a bunch of folks were discovered in bed together politically in an apparent conspiracy to deprive Pat Stout of her rights to due process. The group in the tangled breeders conspiracy affair included Christy Lantis, Tom Kakassy, Mike Hicks and Rob Cornelius with the entire scheme leading back to Celebration Chair David L. Howard and his sore cronies. It is not clear what role, if any, Denise Bader Keyser played in this. She was the Chair of the Enforcement Committee and she signed the Enforcement Committee’s Report which was a recitation of assorted non-related observations, but did not find anything that Pat Stout did wrong.
But I digress.
Everett “Butch” Allen spoke out in a Change.org Petition last week opposing the PAST Act. The Petition has been running for five weeks, and it has only been able to gather but 1,335 Big Licker signatures which is a pretty weak showing.
Butch Allen STAFFORD, TX (town outside Houson, TX)
This bill is agenda driven, will reduce all Walking Horses to being barefoot or a keg shoe only horse. This would destroy the show ring horse, cost 1000 of jobs, and dry up 100,000 of charity dollars. This bill will not soring. This bill will only take away the pads, action device (6oz chain), bands, and or shoe shoe of weight Everett Butch allen
So let’s break down Butch’s unhappiness:
- Barefoot or keg shoe only – Not true, Butch
- Destroy show ring horse – Butch, either of these would make great show ring horses. Imagine how proud you would be for seeing the Tennessee Walking Horse with NO stigma of soring which it has now.
- Cost 1,000 of jobs – Butch, you don’t think folks spend the same amount of money on the training, trailers, gas, motel rooms, shoeing and care of non- padded horses as padded horses. Butch would it surprise you that only about 500 of the horses at the 2013 Celebration were Big Lick? Butch the “cost of jobs” is a scare tactic.
- Cost 100,000 of charity dollars – Butch, what’s hurting the charity dollars is the soring. The public has left and the people and support are not coming back until it stops. The public knows it’s not 98% compliant and they know the soring goes on at the barn before the show. Butch, the best and only chance to get the charity dollars back is go Sound before people forget they ever went to a horse show in the first place.
- This will will not stop soring – Butch, the time is up. Auburn Dean Emeritus Tom Vaughan and MTSU Horse Science Vet Dr. John Haffner have told you. It goes on under the pad and the Tennessee Walking Horse is going to have to back to its Plantation roots to survive.
Of greater concern for me than what happens at the pastern is what goes on under the shoe and pad. I greatly favor the flat shod horse. It’s more natural and humane.
Dr. Tom Vaughan Auburn
Butch, you seem like a nice guy. You are just addicted to the sore Big Lick and in denial and you are not alone. Your self-worth is tied up in the Big Lick kind of like Harvey Updyke’s was in Alabama football. Butch, you need to come to the light before it’s too late. The Tennessee Walking Horse breed has been semi-ruined by the Big Lick soring. It’s time to call in the dogs and put out the fire on that.
To tell you the truth – you plumb inspired me with your Motion at the TWHBEA meeting. From the moment I heard what you did, I wanted to make certain you knew all about the Poll. Butch, I want you to know that Nephew Eugene, his friend Harold and I worked hard on this Map so you could look at it and just see where America is on this subject.
Also, here is Mr. Greg Cook’s, CPA letter and detailed break down:
Now Butch, you seem like a nice guy, and I have known some nice folks named Butch so I want you to know that you are welcome any time to come up here to Theta any time, and we’ll sit on the porch and visit a while.
Butch, I don’t want to cause you any distress, but if you look closely at the Texas results on the Map, you’ll see that the Lone Star State of Texas voted “YES” – 78% in favor of the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act with 19% of the members participating.
Butch, if I was you, I would kind of tread lightly on this deal. If you get those nice folks out there in Texas riled up on your defending and pimping for the Big Lick, they just might plan a bus trip over to Lewisburg, Tennessee, and its only about 1,616 miles round trip from where you are.
It wouldn’t do at all for you to go get recalled when you are just learning where the bathroom is in the building on North Ellington Parkway in Marshall County, Tennessee.