THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE “CIRCLE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY” – It’s not a big patch of ground, but it’s where 90% of all the “SORING” of “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horses takes place. The endemic Soring has now permeated the Middle Tennessee culture for five decades where farmers once developed the best saddle horse the world has ever known.
STROLLING JIM, 1939 WORLD GRAND CHAMPION
The Tennessee Walking Horse breed future as America’s Horse was bright until greedy cheating individuals hijacked the Tennessee Walking Horse breed, and ruined it in the name of entertainment, ego gratification, control and greed.
Now the American People have rallied to take the breed back from the Animal Cruelty practitioners of the SORE “Big Lick”.
The final struggle of the “Big Lick’ Tennessee Walking Horse culture is now taking place across these Southern States:
The Southern Public is fast closing the door on the Animal Cruelty of the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse like it did on racial discrimination. Mississippi now has more African-American elected officials than any state in the union. Here is a photo from The Overby Center For Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi in which a Panel in 2008 discusses the days of the “Integration of the Ole Miss Law School” in the 1960s led by Dean Joshua Morse, a native Mississippian.
Just as native Mississippians led the way to integrate the Ole Miss Law School, the University of Mississippi, and the University of Tennessee have led the way to isolate and reject the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse.
Ole Miss said, “We won’t touch your Big Lick ‘blood money” derived from Animal Cruelty”.
UT said, “The day of a ‘Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse being exhibited at the Homecoming football game is over.
Yet, in the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse culture, there is a resistance to change that resembles the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s.
The issue is Animal Cruelty to a noble breed of horse, the Tennessee Walking Horse.
And it is Animal Cruelty, nothing more, nothing less.
The reaction to the public last week of a .29 second video from the Three Year Old Classic Champion at the Mississippi Charity Horse Show on March 28, 2015 may have been a turning point. The Video went viral with now almost 49,000 viewers with a reach of about 170,000.
The return of the jury’s verdict was guilty of Animal Cruelty in the First Degree on all charges.
Then one day following the posting of the Viral Video on www.billygoboy.com, on April 14, 2015, Giles County, Tennessee Sheriff Kyle Helton seized 55 blue blood starving Tennessee Walking Horses, many of them mares in foal to World Champion stallions.
These horses were owned by Mr. Jeff Mitchell, a pharmacist from Lynnville, Tennessee who now lives at Pulaski, Tennessee. He faces 55 felony charges of aggravated animal cruelty. (Mr. Mitchell is afforded the presumption of innocence.)
Mr. Mitchell bred the mares using stallions at Rising Star Ranch in Shelbyville, Tennessee which is managed by TWHBEA Executive Committee member Mr. David Williams for the proprietor, Mr. Frank Eichler.
Mr. Mitchell’s horse trainer was serial ‘Big Lick’ TWH abuser Mr. David Landrum.
Mr. Jeff MItchell’s franchise horse was Gen’s Burning Rage.
All of this is just the prelude.
The dots in the ‘Circle Of Animal Cruelty’ will be connected in Part 2 ”An Inside Look At The Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horse Racket.’