THETA, TN – Brother Roy Exum today ripped the covers off a desperate attempt by sore “Big Lick” supporters, led by Mr. Frank Eichler’s Farm Manager, to save a “Way Of Life” based on animal cruelty that is fast sinking under a wave of public opinion.
Key players in the repulsive invasion of the privacy of Ms. Kristi Pena, mother of seven year old Christopher who is being treated at Batson Children’s Hospital, were Mr. Robert Taylor (Miss. Charity Horse Show Manager), Mr. Jeffrey Howard, Editor, The Walking Horse Report; and Mr. David Williams, Manager of Mr. Frank Eichler’s Rising Star Ranch.
This is apparently how it went down. Mississippi Charity Horse Show Manager Mr. Robert Taylor, without the knowledge of or obtaining the consent of Ms. Pena, provided a social media comment made by Ms Pena to Walking Horse Report Editor Mr. Jeffrey Howard.
Without the knowledge of or obtaining the consent of Ms Pena, Mr. Howard questionably labeled Ms. Pena’s comment as a “Statement”, and then published it in The Walking Horse Report.
Mr. Frank Eichler’s employee Mr. David Williams started a campaign including apparently creating a Facebook page attacking FOSH (Friends of Sound Horses). Without the knowledge of or obtaining the consent of Ms Pena, Mr. Williams posted her “comment”on the FOSH ATTACK Facebook page. Then Mr. Williams posted an offensive unfactual comment regarding FOSH on the Batson Children’s Hospital Facebook page.
Upon learning that her “comment” had been posted on the FOSH Attack Facebook page, Ms Pena protested, and the “comment” was removed.
Batson Children’s Hospital removed Mr. Williams untrue comment.
So far, the FOSH ATTACK Facebook Page championed by Mr. Eichler’s employee Mr. David Williams has attracted a grand total of 179 likes.
This is what has driven the maniacal behavior of the Big Lick people.
- March 4 – UMMC (University of Mississippi Medical Center) publicly severed ties with the “Big Lick” Mississippi Charity Horse Show citing the citing “the national controversy over the way Tennessee Walking Horses are trained and handled “” particularly those that perform in the ‘Big Lick’ style” as the reason for its decision.
- March 10 – North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture banned the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses from the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.
The American Public is firmly set against the cruel abuse of the Tennessee Walking “Big Lick” Show Horse.
At the same time, sore Horse Advocates such Mr. Frank Eichler, and his employee Mr. David Williams; and Mr. Jeffrey Howard, along with Mississippi Charity Horse Show Manager Mr. Robert Taylor, are fanatically supporting it.
And there apparently isn’t any action beneath them in their frantic losing efforts to try and save the unsaveable sore “Big Lick”.
With each thing they do, they just dig their hole deeper and deeper.
When Mississippi’s largest newspaper, The Clarion-Ledger, published the following story
UMMC won’t accept Charity Horse Show donations
it received over 4,300+ Facebook shares and 214 Comments.
In a city and state where the Batson Children’s Hospital is revered, the public response was overwhelmingly in favor of UMMC’s action to cut ties with the Mississippi Charity Horse Show as long as the event featured “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses.
SORE “BIG LICK” CONSPIRACY TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM “HORSE SORING” NECESSARY FOR THE “BIG LICK”
On March 9 – WHR Editor Mr. Jeffrey Howard published Mr. David Williams “Letter To The Editor” entitled: “FOSH HATES CHILDREN”
On March 11 – Mr. Frank Eichler employee Mr. David Williams posted the following in the Comments Section on the Clarion-Ledger newspaper UMMC Article:
“Friends Of Sound Horses (FOSH) hates Children!Children Fighting Cancer
Children Fighting Heart Defects
Children Fighting Rare Diseases
Children Fighting For Their Lives!
FOSH HATES CHILDREN !”
On March 12 – WHR Editor Mr. Jeffrey Howard, without the knowledge or consent of Ms. Kristi Pena, published a private social media comment made by Ms. Pena. It was apparently sent to Mr. Howard by Mr. Robert Taylor, Mississippi Charity Horse Show. Mr. Howard deceptively labeled Ms. Pena’s private social media comment as a “Statement”. At the bottom of it, Mr. Howard, again without Ms Pena’s knowledge, inserts the words: “Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) Hates Children!” Mr. Howard, who has never worked for a real newspaper, would be summarily fired if he did that at a reputable publication. His sister, Christy, would not have done it.
On March 12, a Facebook Page:
“Friends Of Sound Horses – FOSH Hates Children” was apparently created by or at the direction of Mr. Eichler’s employee Mr. David Williams. On its cover Mr. Williams folks have shockingly featured the faces of sick children being treated in hospitals. This is an apparent violation of federal HIPPA law.
Little Girl, Denver Colorado
Little Boy Seattle Washington
Baby Girl, Texas
The actions of the named co-conspirators typify the fanaticism of those defending the sore “Big Lick” gang are capable in their blindly defending “SORING HORSES”.
Once presented with the facts on February 27 and March 4, 2015, the Children’s Hospital, which has the mission of taking care of sick children, didn’t bat an eye in severing ties with the “SORING” prevalent at the Mississippi Charity Horse Show.
Interestingly, four of the five Judges hired by Horse Show Manager Mr. Robert Taylor for the 2015 MCHS have Horse Protection Act Violation Citations.
The “Big Lick” is a powerful addiction:
MS. DEBBIE EICHLER, WIFE OF MR. FRANK EICHLER
DEBBIE EICHLER, WIFE OF MR. FRANK EICHLER, UP ON “HE’S MY MAIN MAN” AT 2014 WARTRACE, TENNESSEE HORSE SHOW
MR. FRANK EICHLER, EMPLOYER OF MR. DAVID WILLIAMS
MR. FRANK EICHLER, PSHA ATTORNEY & RISING STAR RANCH PROPRIETOR, EMPLOYER OF MR. DAVID WILLIAMS, MANAGER, RISING STAR RANCH
MR. DAVID WILLIAMS – “HORSE SORING” DEFENDER
FRANK EICHLER EMPLOYEE, MR. DAVID WILLIAMS
The apparent underhanded actions of Mr. Frank Eichler’s employee Mr. David Williams; Walking Horse Report Editor Mr. Jeffrey Howard and Horse Show ManagerMr. Robert Taylor can all be simply described as:
Nephew Eugene says an addiction will lead people to do really bad things.
Roy Exum: The Latest Facebook Lie
Saturday, March 14, 2015 – by Roy Exum
Mr. Mark Twain is believed to have once said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on,” but, in honesty, the great Samuel Clements ““ who famously wrote using Mark Twain as his pen name — never had to deal with the shallow men who make sport out of abusing Tennessee Walking Horses.
In a revelation that produced an audible gasp from me on Friday, I was directed to a Facebook page that proclaims an ever-growing horse advocacy group “hates children.” No, what Friends of Sound Horses “hates” are the twisted psychopaths who encourage and continue to defile one of the most noble horse breeds the world has ever known.
The Facebook page, showing four very sick kids, proclaims “Friends Of Sound Horses ““ FOSH — Hates Children” when, in fact, I had a noted pediatrician tell me just the opposite.
“Anyone who will purposely hurt an animal will harm a child. They are psychopaths,” he claimed and I believe that to be true.
Not long ago officials at the Batson Hospital for Children, which is in Jackson, Miss., and functions as a teaching hospital under the auspices of the University of Mississippi Medical College, requested those at the Mississippi Charity Horse Show please cease donating any money to the renowned children’s hospital. There is more than ample proof of horse abuse to Tennessee Walking Horses and the raw truth is Batson Hospital for Children wants no part of “dirty money.”
The Jackson show, which is held at the end of March, has been regarded as one of the “cruelest” arenas for horses that are purposely “sored” with caustic chemicals, action devices and heavy pads that hide irritants. The idea is to make the horses dance a devil’s dance that is both unnatural and nauseating to pure horsemen around the world.
The practice is clearly outlawed by the federal Horse Protection Act but at the 2014 National “Sore-abration” in Shelbyville, well over half of the horse randomly selected for testing were found “positive” by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture inspectors. That is why officials at the North Carolina State Fair have just announced there will be no Tennessee Walking Horse performance classes this year because that is the only way they can control the near-brazen cheating that has defiled the breed.
“Walking Horse exhibitors are welcome to show in non-trotting classes,” a North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture spokesperson said, noting that flat-shod horses would be welcomed.
Unbelievably, the Shelbyville-centered “Big Lick” is determined to resist change, and is unable to grasp the fact the sadistic methods are “killing the golden goose,” as witnessed by a medical center that has been given over a quarter-million dollars in recent years but now fears the money is too tainted by corruption and cheating to accept any longer.
Just as unbelievable is the Facebook Page that shows the faces of children under the hospital’s care who are now being used as innocent pawns to bolster the claim people who favor sound horses “hate children.” Are you kidding me? It’s the biggest joke in Facebook history and speaks reams to what depths despicable people will do to embrace their sadistic and nauseating form of blood sport.
The Facebook pages had 145 likes by mid-afternoon on Friday while more than 5,000 have voiced support for the hospital’s decision to disassociate itself from the horse show until it can be assured those who abuse animals are no longer part of it.
Keith Dane, who is vice president of Equine Services for the Humane Society of the United States, applauded the hospital decision, saying, “I hope this starts a trend among other charities who begin to realize that their good deeds are being funded in part with dirty money made at the expense of abused horses.”
A spokesperson for FOSH expressed deep remorse over the underhanded Facebook page. “This is not about targeting children. It is about letting charities know that money that they are receiving may be coming from tainted sources where illegal activity is part and parcel of the training process of these show horses.
“If they knew the source of this money, I don’t believe that charities would take money from associations involved in selling drugs, would they? Charities wouldn’t take money from groups involved in dog fighting or cock fighting, would they?
“Charities should not fund what is intended to be a public benefit by accepting money from groups whose fund raising activities are known to have a shady underbelly of inhumane treatment of the very animals whose backs the funds are raised upon,” one statement read.
Marc Rolph, associate director of public affairs for the University of Mississippi Medical Center said, “We are grateful for the generous support of the Charity Horse Show over the last several years. This support has included not only monetary contributions, but also opportunities for patients under our care to be involved.
“Although we are comfortable the Mississippi show complies with all applicable laws for the protection of horses, the national controversy over the way Tennessee Walking Horses are trained and handled “” particularly those that perform in the ‘Big Lick’ style “” has brought us to this decision,” he explained. “We are not in a position to evaluate the strongly held beliefs and assertions on either side of this issue, so our decision is intended to remove the Children’s Hospital from the controversy.”
It is a “given” the medical center knows nothing ““ yet — about the scurrilous Facebook page that shows patients’ photos and alleges those who want humane treatment for horses now hate children but the mere existence of such a page on Facebook proves beyond doubt one of the best things that ever happened to the Batson Hospital for Children was to shed itself of “The Big Lick.”
Oh, that the rest of us would be as fortunate.