BILLY GO BOY CHALLENGES PSHA CHAIRMAN JIM CORTNER – PSHA SPOKESPERSONS JEFFREY HOWARD – CELEBRATION CHAIRMAN DAVID L. HOWARD – U. S. SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER (R-TN) – REPRESENTATIVE MARSHA BLACKBURN (R-TN) OR ANY LIVING BEING TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION FOR PSHA “HIGH PAPPYLOREM”

THETA, TN –   Billy Go Boy respectfully challenges sore Big Lick PSHA Chairman Jim Cortner of Winchester, Tennessee to back up his statement which appeared on   http://www.thehorse.com/articles/33708/anti-soring-bill-advances-to-full-senate   following the Senate Commerce Committee’s unanimous approval of the PAST ACT.  It also appeared in the Shelbyville Times-Gazette   –  http://www.t-g.com/story/2069584.html

PSHA CHAIRMAN JIM CORTNER AND WHTA BOYZ  PRESIDENT MICKEY MCCORMICK AT NOV 13, 2013 CONGRESSIONAL HEARING

PSHA CHAIRMAN JIM CORTNER AND WHTA BOYZ PRESIDENT MICKEY MCCORMICK AT NOV 13, 2013 CONGRESSIONAL HEARING

Cortner said he “was disappointed that the Senate committee passed a bill that had the potential to hurt rural communities and the jobs.    This bill, passed with no discussion or debate, will have a devastating impact on so many communities across the country and I think it is telling that the only Senators supporting this legislation are ones who aren’t affected, who won’t have to look constituents in the eye and tell them they voted to destroy their livelihoods,” Cortner said. “Our industry is working hard to institute real reforms, and to eliminate those who would abuse our horses and give our industry a bad name.”

He also claimed “20,000 men and women who make up the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry (RACKET).

Jim,  I think you need to ask your PSHA Board members about who is abusing “our horses that needs to be eliminated.  Based on this information provided by FOSH President Teresa Bippen, I think that based on your collective HPA citation histories, you might have some idea who the Abusers are.

 
PSHA Board Member
HPA Violations (www.hpadata.us)
Letters of Warning
(7060s)
 
 
 
Jim Cortner
1
1
Terry Dotson and daughter, Leslie
2
4
Bruce MacDonald and wife, Robin
6
1
James Griffith and wife, Delores
3
 
Mike Inman and wife, Karen
3
3
Mike McGartland and wife, Lee
2
 
Joe Buddy Stasney
3
 
Duke Thorson, wife    Rhonda and daughter, Allison
 
3
Jamie Hankins
3
 
Mickey McCormick
14
5
 
 
 
Total
37
17
 

Jim,  what communities across the country are you talking about?    The sore Big Lick racket is now concentrated in Tennessee, Kentucky,  Mississippi and Alabama.

The rest of the country and 100% of the world is lined up against the sore Big Lick.

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JIM,  HERE ARE THE COLD HARD FACTS:

  • Passage of the PAST ACT would only affect 8/10th of 1% of all living Tennessee Walking Horses.
  • The other 99.20% of the Tennessee Walking Horses will be fine,  and actually, the 8/10th of 1% will be too because they will no long be institutionally sored to created the sore Big Lick.
  • According to a 2012 USDA survey there are approximately 200,000 living TWH.
  • There are only 85 dues paying members of the Walking Horse Trainers Association.
  • There were only 569 Big Lick Horses at the 2013 Celebration
  • Assume each Trainer has an average of 10 horses in training.
  • Assume 850 total Horses.
  • Then give it the benefit of the by doubling it  1,700 Big Lick TWH.
  • 1% of 200,000 = 2,000
  • 1,700 = 8/10th of 1%

Jim,  soring Horses is a criminal offense.

Jim, you are a sore BIg Lick addict.

Even one sored horse is one too many.

Just because you eliminate the basic tools, the pads and chains, which are essential to  criminal enterprise – so what?

Horse trainers can still train Horses.

They’ll just have to learn to do it without soring them to create the evil Big Lick.

Jim,     50 years ago,  it took the rest of the United States to pass a Law  to tell the South it had to give basic constitutional rights to all of its Citizens.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

There are  just so many similarities with the Civil Rights struggle,   and this paramount humane treatment of horses issue.

Change Gonna Come,  Jim,  Yes It Is.

This MAP tells you everything you need to know  Jim, it’s all right here.

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Tennessee is the epicenter of “Horse Abuse”.

It is so sad that U. S. Senator Lamar Alexander, 74 years old in 2014, and wants to be a U. S. Senator until he is 80, is staining his remarkable legacy by his  poorly informed and ill advised doing the bidding of his sore Big Lick Campaign Chairman Steve “UR” Smith.

TWHBEA PRESIDENT STEVE SMITH,  U. S. SENATOR CAMPAIGN FINANCE CHAIRMAN

TWHBEA PRESIDENT STEVE SMITH, U. S. SENATOR CAMPAIGN FINANCE CHAIRMAN

STEVE SMITH/DAVID LANDRUM HORSE PROTECTION ACT VIOLATION CITATION

STEVE SMITH/DAVID LANDRUM HORSE PROTECTION ACT VIOLATION CITATION

Jim, you and Senator Alexander are on the wrong side of this issue.

The sore Big Lick cannot and will not stand.

  • The PAST ACT isn’t going to hurt any rural communities.
  • In fact,   rural communities will thrive as a result of the PAST ACT.

Jim,  pssst, don’t look now but the past two Tennessee Walking Horses exhibited at the University of Tennessee Homecoming  have come from your neck of the woods.  They are from YOUR  home  Franklin County,  Tennessee (Next time you better tell PR Man Phil Osborne of Lexington, Kentucky,  where you  live before he starts writing these words for you to say)

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

CAROLINE EMERY, AMAZING GRACE, UT HOMECOMING 2013

CAROLINE EMERY, AMAZING GRACE, UT HOMECOMING 2013

Jim,  if you were going to  “eliminate those who would abuse our horses and give our industry a bad name.”,    you would have to eliminate all of these guys, WHTA BOYZ.  The records don’t lie  The vast majority of the BOYZ abuse the Tennessee Walking Horses and give the Big Lick  “Racket” (not an industry) a bad name,    Again, you need to help PR Man Phil Osborne study his lesson before he starts writing this “misinformation” for you to say.

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WHTA BOYZ BOARD

 SUMMARY OF THE WALKING HORSE TRAINER BOYZ:

  • At least 117 known citations for violations of the Horse Protection Act have been issued to members of the 2014 Walking Horse Trainers Association board of directors, by either the USDA or Horse Industry Organization inspectors.
    • W.H.T.A. Board HPA Citation Tallies
      • Mickey McCormick: 24 known citations
      • David Landrum: 6 known citations
      • Bill Cantrell: 10 known citations
      • Edgar Abernathy: 9 known citations
      • Jeff Green: 28 known citations
      • Link Webb:  39  known citations
      • Ross Campbell: 1 known citation
    • Of these citations, only 40 resulted in the violators being suspended from the show circuit.   25 of these suspensions were for a mere two weeks, and there were only five one-year suspensions and five eight-month suspensions.
  • In 2013, USDA tested 314 samples for illegal foreign substances from 17 horse shows.
    • 195 of the samples, or 62 percent, were found positive for illegal foreign substances including soring, masking, and numbing agents.
    • Of the samples testing positive for illegal substances, 92 percent were found positive for soring agents, 54 percent were found positive for masking agents, and 16 percent were found positive for numbing agents
PSHA CHAIRMAN JIM CORTNER AND WHTA BOYZ  PRESIDENT MICKEY MCCORMICK AT NOV 13, 2013 CONGRESSIONAL HEARING

PSHA CHAIRMAN JIM CORTNER AND WHTA BOYZ PRESIDENT MICKEY MCCORMICK AT NOV 13, 2013 CONGRESSIONAL HEARING

Jim,  the  sore  Big Lick’s  time is up.

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