ONE DAY TO GO – LICKERS FLOCKING IN FOR THE “LAST HURRAH” – BIG LICK COMES OUT SWINGING – COURT JESTER WHATTAJAYROE HARRIS PRODUCES OUTRAGEOUS YOUTUBE ATTACKING USDA’S ENFORCEMENT OF THE HORSE PROTECTION ACT

SHELBYVILLE, TN –  The “Last Hurrah” of the sore Big Lick begins on Wednesday,  August 20, 2014.  It runs for 10 days and night with the Big Lick classes beginning in earnest on Thursday night.

The Lickers are flowing in  from all points of the compass to witness what may be the LAST STAND of the sore “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse addicts.

The mood is neither pleasant nor collegial.

“Bubba” campers are appearing in front yards along with expensive Motor Homes,  and even an old Music City tour bus.  They are all tethered to their power supplies and being provisioned for the duration.

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THE TENNESSEAN NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL

Today,  The Tennessean newspaper  weighed in and slammed the Celebration for the “67% of (Tennessee Walking) Horses tested positive for masking agents”.  Two years ago,  the Celebration, with the help of Purple Strategies,  tried to foist off a much ballyhooed :swabbing initiative” led by PSHA attorney Frank Eichler, Rising Star Ranch of Shelbyville.

FRANK EICHLER, PSHA, WHTA, CELEBRATION ATTORNEY;  OWNER OF RISING STAR RANCH

FRANK EICHLER, PSHA, WHTA, CELEBRATION ATTORNEY; OWNER OF RISING STAR RANCH

The swabbing initiative was a non-transparent attempt to mislead the public into believing that all horses shown at the Celebration were tested after swab samples were taken.  This was simply a bald faced lie.

In actuality,  the results from the horses actually tested (only two in each class) was filtered through a Trainer Boyz committee which instead of punishing the offending Trainers, instead gave them verbal warnings on the telephone. .  The Celebration and Mr. Eichler’s “Swabbing Initiative” become nothing more than an extraordinarily expensive farce.

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http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/08/19/walking-horse-celebration-scrutiny/14247811/

Walking Horse Celebration faces tough scrutiny

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The 76th  Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration  opens Wednesday in Shelbyville, and the entire equine industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Congress will be watching. If past competitions are any indication, that scrutiny is a good thing.

With as many as 2,000 horses competing over 11 days, USDA inspectors will be put to the test as they try to determine whether horses have been subjected to abuse by soring in order to achieve a prized, high-stepping gait.

As in any sport where the stakes are high, owners or managers will sometimes seek to gain an unfair advantage with the use of performance-enhancing substances. Walking Horse competitions differ from other sports in that the percentage of competitors “” owners and trainers “” who cheat is so very high, and that the “athletes” are animals who have no say over what is being done to them.

For the past 44 years, since the Horse Protection Act passed into law, federal inspectors and ethical owners in the Walking Horse community have fought to uncover instances of soring to horses’ hooves and legs, but as detection has grown more thorough and sophisticated, so have abusers’ methods of hiding it.

The pain-inflicting substances have more recognizable names “” mustard oil, kerosene “” while the substances used to cover up scars or temporarily numb the animal’s pain “” anthraquinone, lidocaine “” are more exotic. There are no legitimate excuses for either the soring or the masking agents to be present on a show horse. Yet, at last year’s Celebration,  67 percent of horses tested positive for masking agents.

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The latest Licker response came in the form of a Big Lick “Hit Piece” YouTube choreographed by Big Lick Court Jester, Mr. WHATTAJAYROE Jerry Harris.

SORE BIG LICK COURT JESTER MR. WHATTAJAYROE JERRY HARRIS

SORE BIG LICK COURT JESTER MR. WHATTAJAYROE JERRY HARRIS

HOMER STOKES AND HIS MIDGET

HOMER STOKES AND HIS MIDGET

Harris outrageously rhetorically asks regarding USDA Equine Coordinator Dr. Rachel Cezar “Why would she do something that is so unethical and dishonest” in accusing Dr. Cezar of allegedly instructing USDA Vets like Dr. Jeff Baker to find “Scars” which are not there.

DR. RACHEL CEZAR

DR. RACHEL CEZAR

Then Harris cries in his beer and cries crocodile tears and laments about the plight of the Trainer BOYZ.

WHTA BOYZ BUILDING - SHELBYVILLE, TENNESSEE

WHTA BOYZ BUILDING – SHELBYVILLE, TENNESSEE

 HALL OF FAME TRAINER HOWARD HAMILTON HPA VIOLATION CIT. HISTORY

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WHATTAJAYROE again asks if the alleged inconsistency in  the USDA’s inspection of horses has affected the ability of trainers such as Howard Hamilton pictured below to support his family

HOWARD HAMILTON (ON RIGHT)

HOWARD HAMILTON (ON RIGHT)

2006 HALL OF FAME TRAINER HOWARD HAMILTON

2006 HALL OF FAME TRAINER HOWARD HAMILTON

Then Mr. Harris wails and twangs some more about the “Saviour” horse “Honors” being turned down at the 2013 Celebration due to scar rule violation AND being sore in one foot and borderline sore in the other.

"HONORS" - THE "SAVIOUR HORSE" -  STAKE CLASS WINNER AT  JULY 2013 PULASKI, TENNESSEE HORSE SHOW  - TURNED DOWN AS SORE AND SCAR RULE VIOLATION AT 2013 CELEBRATION

“HONORS” – THE “SAVIOUR HORSE” – STAKE CLASS WINNER AT JULY 2013 PULASKI, TENNESSEE HORSE SHOW – TURNED DOWN AS SORE AND SCAR RULE VIOLATION AT 2013 CELEBRATION

LET ‘EM WALK ON

BUBBA UP ON "PURPLE STRATEGY"

BUBBA UP ON “PURPLE STRATEGY”

Nephew Eugene says the sore Big Lick is nothing but a “Racket” based on institutionalized  horse soring.

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