SHELBYVILLE, TN – “SORING” is alive and well at the Tennessee National Walking Horse Celebration where its S.H.O.W. HIO inspection program encourages “Soring” with an “UNACCEPTABLE – BACK TO THE TRAILER” rule which makes a mockery of Horse Protection Act enforcement.
Meanwhile the TWH “Big Lick” Addicts are mainlining anticipating the upcoming show season. It amplifies the definition of the word “DELUSIONAL” to perceive how twisted people can become in pursuit of the sore “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse “Addiction”.
A SORE “BIG LICK” TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE ADDICT
A couple of weeks ago, the Big Licker Addicts were giving each other “High Fives” over a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruling which set aside the USDA regulation mandating HIOs (Horse Industry Organizations), such as the Celebration’s S.H.O.W. HIO to impose minimum penalties for “Soring” Tennessee Walking Horses on HPA violators.
The Court essentially ruled that the USDA action was intrusive governmental overreach, and threw the regulation out.
So now the Lickers “hope” to return to the Good Ole Days of Soring and having Big Lick Shows.
The hopes were dealt a splash of cold water when the Gallatin Lions Club Horse Show in Gallatin, Tennessee announced yesterday there would not be a 59th Annual Gallatin Horse Show. For decades, it was a “Big Lick” Fixture held under a covered Grandstand with an all weather track. In recent years, Big Licker TV live streamed the horse show, and it was a mainstay of Walking Horse Trainers BOYZ Rider’s Cup competition.
And then battle lines were drawn in the State of Mississippi six days ago where a double barrel Change.Org Petition – #OLEMISSCAMPAIGN – caught fire with over 4,000+ persons from all over America and 51 countries have petitioned the University of Mississippi asking it to Disassociate its children’s hospital from the “Big Lick” animal abuse at the Mississippi Charity Horse Show, and asking the “Big Lick” Show Manager Robert Taylor to Cancel the 59 “Big Lick” classes set for March 26 – 28, 2015, and ban them in the future.
Although the University has taken “dissociation” request under advisement, the ADDICTED sore Big Lickers just want to keep on soring.
They propose to do this under the guise of “Self Regulation”. The American Horse Council and the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) say that is nothing more than the putting the foxes in charge of protecting the hen-house.
“BIG LICK” FOXES GUARDING THE HEN HOUSE
Here’s the proof this week from a “Big Lick” Internet Message Board:
SORE HIM, TAKE HIM TO INSPECTION – IF HE IS PRONOUNCED “UNACCEPTABLE”, TAKE HIM BACK TO THE TRAILER AND THERE IS NO RECORD OF ANY SORING WHICH IS ALWAYS NECESSARY FOR THE “BIG LICK”
Here are the Celebration’s S.H.O.W. HIO Penalties:
What in the world does “UNACCEPTABLE” mean?
“UNACCEPTABLE” means a Trainer BOYZ can lead a Horse named “Bad Boy” up to be inspected:
“Bad Boy” is some “SORE”, and the Good Ole Boyz DQP Inspectors see the Horse is “SORE” – but instead of writing a Horse Protection Act Violation Citation which would go on “Bad Boy’s” and the Trainer and Owner’s HPA record, the DQP Inspector tells the Trainer BOYZ that “Bad Boy” is “UNACCEPTABLE”.
And then the Trainer Boyz takes “Bad Boy” goes back to the Horse Trailer.
So there is NO record of any HPA Violation.
No punishment for “Soring”.
Then S.H.O.W. HIO sends a bill to the Trainer for $100.00 who gives it to “Bad Boy’s” Owner who pays it.
The Trainer is happy, the owner is happy, the Big Lick Racket is happy because there is no record of Soring to make all the players in the Racket look bad.
The only unhappy one is “Bad Boy” who is “Sore”
Yep, its one heckuva corrupt racket.
The Celebration’s S.H.O.W. HIO makes money.
The Trainer BOYZ gets to “Sore” “Bad Boy” in hopes of getting a Blue Ribbon.
Does the sore “Big Lick” Crowd at the Celebration really expect anyone to take the discredited fraudulent “VAC” Veterinary Advisory Committee seriously?
It’s also really hard to take the sore “Big Lick” crowd seriously when they lead a Tennessee Walking Horse up to be inspected, find it to be Sore, and then send the Horse back to the horse trailer with no penalty.
It’s all just more lipstick on the sore “Big Lick” Pig.
While “Bad Boy” stands in his stall Sore in a “Bucket Stance”.
And the “Soring” goes on and on and on.
It’s time to end the “Big Lick Big Lie”.
Maybe it will take place soon in the State of Mississippi.
If that happens, in the words of Mortimer Snerd,
“Who’da thunk it?”