THE WALKING HORSE REPORT “CATCH” FROM THE “KICK OFF CLASSIC” A/K/A “THE DAVID L. HOWARD PORTAPOTTY INVITATIONAL CLASSIC” IS EXTREMELY SPARSE – THIS DOESN’T APPEAR TO BE SHAPING UP AS A $3,000,000.00+ YEAR FOR THE WALKING HORSE REPORT

THE CELEBRATION – The David L. Howard net was cast wide, but the April 28, 2014 Edition of The Walking Horse Report only brought in a few small fry compared to the “Schooling Days” of yore when the fish were jumping in the boat.

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In those  “Happy Days”,  The Walking Horse Report editions ran from 80 to 135 Pages.  This translates into a  weekly gross of  $80,000.00 to $125,000.00 per edition.

Average $50,000 x 50 = $2,500,000.00+ annual.

Then pile on top of $2,500,000.00+  the 10 days of the Celebration Special Editions.

10 X $60,000.00 = $600,000.00+.  

You are easily looking at $3,100,000.00+ gross.

Not bad for a fish wrap good for a week,  then it starts all over again.

Now you know why the 2012 study commissioned by the USDA reported that 44% of the money in the Tennessee Walking Show Horse business is spent on Advertising.

And when you say Tennessee Walking Horse  Advertising, you are talking David L. Howard.

Advertising is the largest expense of owning a Big Lick Tennessee Walking Show Horse.

Larger than Training, Farrier, Vet, Tack.

Larger than anything else.

So now you know why David L. Howard and Jeffrey Howard will go to almost any lengths to be sure that Family Gold Mine is sustained at all costs.

The Howards apparently do not believe they can make a Fortune off of these kind of Sound Tennessee Walking Horses.

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

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Caroline Emery Up On Amazin’ Grace – 2013 UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HOMECOMING Photo by Joy Kimbrough | The Daily Times

But they know they can make a pluperfect fortune off of the sore Big Lick Horses.

The ones trained by the Walking Horse Trainer BOYZ, who play a confidence game with the Customers who become ADDICTED to the Big Lick.  Howard then puts the Licker Addicts  pictures in The Report,  The Trainer BOYZ glove them, and Addict Customers  buy Ads.

Add to the mix that the Trainer BOYZ  consider soring Tennessee Walking Horse a Profession,  and they  think they have a “Constitutional Right To Pratice Their Profession Of Soring Horses”.

By the way, that argument didn’t go real well in 2013 when presented to a United States District Court Judge out in Fort Worth, Texas.  Judge Terry Means rolled the sore Big Lickers out of Court on a Summary Judgment.

THE JUDGE WHO "CALF ROPED" THE LICKERS WITH A "SLAM DUNK" SUMMARY JUDGEMENT

THE JUDGE WHO “CALF ROPED” THE LICKERS WITH A “SLAM DUNK” SUMMARY JUDGEMENT

But once again, even in that scenario,    David L. Howard had somebody else pony up the money to defend his Family Gold Mine.

All in the name of showing sore Big Lick horses.

So there is a consistent thread here.

The only problem is as Dr. John Haffner has said:

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 BIG LICK JUST A WHAMMIN'

BIG LICK JUST A WHAMMIN’

JACKIE MCCONNELL, HALL OF FAME TRAINER

JACKIE MCCONNELL, HALL OF FAME TRAINER

"I AM JOSE" EXHIBITED MARCH 15, 2014

“I AM JOSE” EXHIBITED MARCH 15, 2014

"I AM JOSE" - 2013 WORLD GRAND CHAMPION EXHIBITED AT 2014 NATIONAL TRAINERS SHOW

“I AM JOSE” – 2013 WORLD GRAND CHAMPION EXHIBITED AT 2014 NATIONAL TRAINERS SHOW

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KNOX BLACKBURN

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BEVERLY SHERMAN

BEVERLY SHERMAN

All of which leads us to last weekend:

APRIL 19, 2014 – “KICK OFF CLASSIC” – THE CELEBRATION

Last week, the sore Big Lick Addicts a/k/a “Customers”, at the urging of the Walking Horse Trainer BOYZ,  coughed up the following in the way of Ads:

THE WALKING HORSE REPORT ADS

6      “KICK OFF” FULL COLOR ADS (Including Front Cover, Inside Cover and Back Cover)
3      “KICK OFF” 2 COLOR ADS
8      “KICK OFF” BLACK & WHITE
2        “WHOA SPRING SHOW” – 1 2 COLOR AD AND 1 BLACK & WHITE
19    TOTAL ADS

40  TOTAL PAGES

ChaChing is going to have to go on a real diet if these “Skimpy Catches” continue much longer

Still,  you have to give hats off to Celebration Chairman David L. Howard  for the following:

  • Absolutely no pretension about Charity or Scholarships with the “Kick Off Classic”.
  • The Celebration appears to subsidize Howard’s opportunity to make money.
  • Gives the Addicts and hopefully, not the Horses, another  FIX:

So you can now see why WHR Editor/PSHA Spokesperson Jeffery Howard is so sincere and earnest when he says “The Horse and Sport You Love”,  and goes on and on about “Pageantry and Spectacle”.

And he gets real frothy about Humane Bogeymen and the warm “Wonderful  Working Partnership ship” with the USDA until it decided to enforce the Horse Protection Act to eliminate soring like it is doing now.

What Jeffrey is NOT saying is “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY”.

Jeffrey’s Daddy David told Jeffrey which persons to invite to be on the Board of Directors of  the “TWSHO” (Tennessee Walking Show Horse Organization).  There were no By-Laws.  Then TWHSHO morphed into “PSHA” (Performance Show Horse Association).

And PSHA is now paying $17,000.00 a month to  save the sore Big Lick, and David L. Howard’s  Family Gold Mine.

David L. Howard is a pretty slick operator.

Please understand that  Jeffrey Howard‘s job ONE is to protect the family fortune, and make sure Cash Cow Cha Ching is well fed.

Jeffrey Howard, Editor - PSHA Spokesperson & Walking Horse Report

Jeffrey Howard, Editor – PSHA Spokesperson & Walking Horse Report

No matter if he is talking about ladies tennis shoes or a few bad applies or saying  there is not a Soring Problem – giving a bogus 98.5% compliance rate to  The Tennessean Editorial Board.

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ONLY A FEW BAD APPLES

ONLY A FEW BAD APPLES

Yet, it didn’t help Jeffrey’s reputation for credibility when his Sister Christy Howard Parsons,   Editor of The Saddle Horse Report  (also published by David L. Howard), spoke the truth on a Change.org Petition and said the following:

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Or monitoring the Nov. 13, 2013 Congressional Hearing with the $17,000.00 a month men, Jeff Speaks (former Rep. Hal Rogers aide) and Phil Osborne (Lexington, KY $3.2 Billion guy).

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

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

Or keeping up with things at the Sound Horse Conference,    including  Dr. Tracy Turner’s presentation on Thermography which had to be especially interesting.

JEFFREY HOWARD - ATTENDING SOUND HORSE CONFERENCE

JEFFREY HOWARD – ATTENDING SOUND HORSE CONFERENCE

All of the above fits into Jeffrey Howard’s job description.

So although the “Catch” this past week for Cha Ching was skimpy, but the  sore  Big Lick Addicts got another  “FIX”, and next week is another opportunity.

THE "BIG LICK" ADDICTION

THE “BIG LICK” ADDICTION

"CHA CHING" - MOOOOOO

“CHA CHING” – MOOOOOO

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

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