PHIL OSBORNE GIVES IT THE OLD PURPLE STRATEGIES TRY FOR THE SORE BIG LICK – NOW WORTH $3,200,000,000.00 BILLION DOLLARS EMPLOYING 20,000 MEN AND WOMEN – NOT

SHELBYVILLE,  TN –     Replacing Purple Strategies,  Phil Osborne,  Lexington Kentucky Public Relations guy,  being paid $5,000.00 a month by PSHA,  borrowed the old Purple Couch from Rob and Becky Cornelius and drew up a letter

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for PSHA Chairman Jim Cortner to sign.   Due to Osborne’s home town contacts, the letter was published Sunday, March 16, 2014,  in the Lexington Leader-Herald newspaper.

http://www.kentucky.com/2014/03/16/3143214/jim-cortner-walking-horse-industry.html#storylink=cpy

JIM CORTNER  PSHA CHAIRMAN;  MICKEY MCCORMICK, WHTA TRAINER BOYZ

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 PHIL OSBORNE – PR; JEFFREY HOWARD – PSHA ;  JEFF SPEAKS – LOBBYIST

Left to Right - Phil Osborne, Jeffrey Howard, Jeff Speaks

Left to Right – Phil Osborne, Jeffrey Howard, Jeff Speaks

Cortner’s letter made an outrageous claim:

“H. R. 1518 would alter that drastically by actually eliminating a complete sector of equine competitors “” effectively wiping out the industry, which employs some 20,000 men and women and pumps $3.2 billion into the nation’s economy.

H.R. 4098 eliminates soring. H.R. 1518 eliminates the horse.”

Osborne wrote bigger lies for Cortner than Joseph Goebbels did for Adolph von Braunau:
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HERR JOSEPH GOEBBELS – HERR HITLER’S PROPAGANDIST

20,000 Men and Women?

Come on Phil, there are only 85 dues paying members of the Walking Horse Trainer BOYZ.

If you figure these 85 have three employees each that = 255.

20,000
– 255
19,845  Short of 20,000

$3.2 Billion into the Nation’s Economy

Listen Phil,  there’s only supposed to be 200,000 Tennessee Walking Horses alive in the world.

Let’s see, there’s about 10 horses in each barn = 850 Horses

Understanding Phil,  that there were only about 500 Big Lick Horses total at the 2013 Celebration.

So Phil if you think the 85 Trainer BOYZ,  and 255 Barn Help, and the feed, vet and farrier for 850 horses = $3,200,000,000.00  ($3.2 Billion),    I have a used chicken coop for sale I will let you have cheap at $25,000.00.

Look at it this way Phil,  If you divide  $3.2 BILLION  by  200,000   that will work out to be  $16,000.00  per horse, and Phil,  that’s mostly trail horses.

Phil had to give it his best shot because the sore Big Lick was blindsided by The Tennessean Sunday Editorial on March 9, 2014, complete with cartoon when it exposed the “Blackburn Bill To Enable Soring”.    It’s  been staggering and dodging chains ever since.

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TENNESSEAN CARTOON –

THE TENNESSEAN EDITORIAL EXCERPTS

  • Blackburn’s bill is …  institutionalized abuse disguised as animal protection.
  • “Blackburn’s bill also ignores the use of pads and chains; it authorizes state agricultural commissioners in Tennessee and Kentucky, who have historically ignored horse abuse, to hire show inspectors; and it removes the federal requirement that HIO meetings be open to the public.
  • Blackburn’s legislation was the best that horse-abusers’ money could buy, in the form of tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to her campaign, in order to continue torturing and maiming horses.”

Phil, I know you just know what you are told, and are a pretty decent spin guy.

But if you want some real numbers and facts,  W. W. “Bill” Harlin who is 90 years old and was present when the breed registry recently said, ” … the number of registered Tennessee Walking Horse foals has dropped from a high of 15,526 in 2000 to just 3,358 in 2010.   During that same period, the number of individual breeders fell from 9,306 to just 1,870.”  Harlin supports H.R. 1518, a bill to amend the Horse Protection Act, “to save our breed.”The bill, known as the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act, sponsored by Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky, would ban chains and pads that are used to sore horses, improve enforcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and strengthen penalties on trainers and owners who violate the law.

COMFORTABLE RIDE IS NATURAL

Eliminating soring and restoring the horses’ flat-shod gait would allow the natural features and abilities of the Walking Horses “” their endurance, good temperament and comfortable ride “” to shine through.

The whole industry would be broader, but it would not have the peaks,” Harlin said, referring to the big money generated by the annual Walking Horse Celebration.”

Phil, you wrote a good letter, except you got it all wrong.

As Bill Harlin said,  if the Tennessee Walking Horse breed can be freed from the Pads and Chains and Soring,  maybe, just maybe,  the Tennessee Walking Horse business will be worth the $3,200,000.00  ($3.2 Billion) you say it is now.

Phil, please take a look at the future:

2012 - UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE Homecoming - Kimbrell Hines Up On "A Daring Affair" - Taking The Place Of 'Big Lick' World Grand Champion Walk Time Charlie

2012 – UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE Homecoming – Kimbrell Hines Up On “A Daring Affair” – Taking The Place Of ‘Big Lick’ World Grand Champion Walk Time Charlie

Joy Kimbrough | The Daily Times

Joy Kimbrough | The Daily Times

CAROLINE EMERY, AMAZING GRACE, UT HOMECOMING 2013

CAROLINE EMERY, AMAZING GRACE, UT HOMECOMING 2013

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CAT DYE UP, BLACK ANVIL EQUESTRIAN, WINCHESTER, TENNESSEE

PART OF THE FUTURE?

THE FUTURE

ONE OF FLAG HORSES - HANNAH PULVERS ON BELAIRE

ONE OF FLAG HORSES – HANNAH PULVERS ON BEL AIRE

NOT THIS:

THE BAD IMAGE – “I AM JOSE” – 2013 WORLD GRAND CHAMPION TW HORSE

2013 WORLD GRAND CHAMPION - "I AM JOSE" - CASEY WRIGHT UP

2013 WORLD GRAND CHAMPION – “I AM JOSE” – CASEY WRIGHT UP

THIS:

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What’s not to like?

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