SHELBYVILLE, TN – Take your pick of the strangest things coming out of Shelbyville, Tennessee – the “TWILIGHT ZONE” of the sore Big Lick.
- First, there is the lament of Mr. David Thomas of ShelbyvilleNOW that the Trainer BOYZ do not get paid enough to train horses because, “The average TWH trainer cannot be expected to be this underpaid. They work hard and deal with more than any other horse trainer in the world.”
- Second, please try to imagine that there are “BEACHES” and “PALM TREES” at Columbia, Tennessee.
Well, surely you can hear the Gulf Waters washing upon the Beach in Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee.
“The beach and its flair will host its 16th Annual Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show & Music Festival in Columbia, Tenn., for the 2015 show. Show Manager Todd Fisher says, “We will try it this year and it if works, we may do it again up there. If not, next year we will have it at home at the beach.”
Back by popular demand will be Tim “Wild Thang” Lepard and Team Ghost Riders. The popular monkeys riding dogs will be there to entertain the crowd.
MONKEYS RIDING DOGS HERDING GOATS – TIM “WILD THANG” LEPARD
FORMER ASST. UNITED STATES ATTORNEY “SISTER” MILLIGAN ADDICTED TO THE SORE BIG LICK TENNESSEE SHOW HORSE , “MS JOSE WALKS”
ISSUED JAN. 6, 2013 BY THE DIRECTOR, INVESTIGATIVE AND ENFORCEMENT
On October 24, 2011, in Recent Appointments, by staff
10/21/2011 Tallahassee, Fla. ““ Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointments of Martha “Sister” Blackmon-Milligan, Anthony “Waylon” Graham and Melvin Magidson Jr. to the Fourteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.
Blackmon-Milligan, 60, of Panama City Beach, is a self-employed attorney and co-owner of Hilltop Farm Cattle and Horse Farm. Previously, she practiced with Jones and Blackmon from 1981 to 1986. She served as an assistant state attorney with the Fourteenth Circuit State Attorney’s Office from 1977 to 1981 and an assistant United States attorney from 1976 to 1977. Founder and past president of Gulf Coast Charity Celebration Association Inc., she received degrees from the University of Alabama and Samford University Cumberland Law School.
Blackmon-Milligan succeeds Ashley Benedik and is appointed for a term beginning October 21, 2011, and ending July 1, 2015. She is appointed from the list of nominees submitted by the Florida Bar.
- Third, The Walking Horse Report tried to “POOH POOH” the USDA Foreign Substances Report which showed that 65 of 102 Horses tested POSITIVE for Foreign Substances. Banned foreign substances were detected on 64% the horses tested. The USDA says, “The HPA also prohibits the application or administration of foreign substances that can cause soring, mask the evidence of “soring” and/or enables stewarding of the horse so that it does not exhibit signs of being sore during the inspection process.
The Walking Horse Report, owned by Celebration Chairman David L. Howard, wrote the following Headline:
USDA Testing Produces Mixed Results
Friday, January 16, 2015
“The USDA “swabbed” 125 horses at the 2014 Celebration with 65 horses testing positive. As part of the USDA foreign substance testing via gas chromatography, USDA utilizes a zero tolerance for any foreign substance without incorporating a baseline such as the one utilized by USEF in blood testing. In breaking down the types of foreign substances found by USDA testing, 16 violations were categorized as counterirritants, 43 were counterirritants and masking agents and six were masking or numbing agents. Click here to see the breakdown of violations and click here to see the categories.
In neither report did USDA list the name of the horse or entry number of the horse that was tested or that produced a potential violation. The USDA has not used gas chromatography nor blood testing to disqualify any horse from competition or issue a formal HPA complaint. The USDA has used the gas chromatography results to issue letters of warning to applicable parties.”
- The poor underpaid Trainer BOYZ who are so hard working, and “dealing with more than any other horse trainer in the world.
- A former Assistant U .S. Attorney “Sister Milligan” moving the Gulf Coast Beach 420 miles North to Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee. The Show will feature sore Tennessee Walking Horses, and monkeys riding dogs herding goats. (If I am lying, I am dying.)
- Trying to sweep under the rug a 64% Positive Foreign Substance USDA report from the 2014 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.
One can only wonder what will come next from the “TWILIGHT ZONE” of the sore Big Lick World.
Nephew Eugene says he would much rather live out here at Theta than in the Licker “TWILIGHT ZONE”.