NASHVILLE, TN – Ms Billie Story sat down Saturday on Mr. Tom Ingram’s Orange Couch, and wrote The Perfect Letter To The Editor, which reminded of Mr. David Allen Coe who sang “The Perfect Country And Western Song”.
The song sung by Mr. Coe included “sadness, drinking, momma, trucks, trains and prison”
The ultimate part went like this:
“Well, I was drunk the day my Mom got outta prison.
And I went to pick her up in the rain.
But, before I could get to the station in my pickup truck
She got runned over by a damned old train.”
Ms. Story’s perfect Letter To The Editor included: “Charities, children, meanness, Tennessee patriotism, USDA, economic impact, HSUS, denial and quarter horses”.
Seriously, Quarter Horses!
So, here’s “The Letter To The Editor”:
Sore over allegations of ‘soring,’ in horse shows (June 13, 2015 – 8:58 p.m.)
“This letter is in response to the paid ad placed before and after the Columbia Spring Jubilee held last weekend begging people to “boycott” a time honored horse show that has been a highlight in Columbia for many years.
Not to mention the revenue to the community but the many thousands of dollars that have been generated on behalf of charities over the years.
$7,500.00 SPENT IN 2014 TO PRESERVE THE ANIMAL CRUELTY OF “BIG LICK”
In the proud “after” picture of the protesters, you could see this “hater” project not only involved adults, but small children.
These adults were involving children in their own agendas with no regard to respect for others. I thank God every day that we live in a country of free speech and the liberty we enjoy as Americans. Wars have been fought to protect these great ideals.
LOOKS LIKE PRETTY HARMLESS GROUP OF AMERICANS – AGES 10 TO 70+
But in this instance, it’s not the protesting but the disrespect and meanness exhibited by the group toward another group of people.
They were very, very close to the exhibitors and spectators who attended the show, yelling ugly remarks and acting inappropriately.
“BIG LICK, BIG LIE” BY MS BILLIE STORY
The Tennessee Walking Horse is a wonderful breed of horse. It’s the official horse of the State of Tennessee.
While there have been issues with the USDA, those issues have been largely worked out. The official web site of the USDA addressing the “Big Lick” clearly states that the “Big Lick” CAN be achieved with proper training.
“LARGELY WORKED OUT”??? – 21% SORE (FUN SHOW)
“LARGELY WORKED OUT”??? – 19% SORE (GULF COAST)
Thank you, Columbia and surrounding areas for supporting the show. I have loved Tennessee Walking Horses for many years. I have enjoyed the excitement of the shows, not to mention the Walking Horse industry provides hundreds of jobs and brings in millions of tax dollars that benefit the citizens of Tennessee.
ANIMAL CRUELTY FOR TAX DOLLARS????
The Humane Society of USA is one of the most corrupt 501(c) charitable organizations existing today. If you love your animals and wish to help, give to your local chapters. The amount of total funds allotted to local chapters from the national association is one percent. If you wish to look into HSUS yourself, just google the name “Wayne Pacelle” the CEO of the organization. They are facing numerous litigation issues all under the guise of loving animals.
HUMANE “BOGEYMAN” NOWHERE IN SIGHT
The Tennessee Walking Horse has been working with the USDA for over 30 years. This “soring” word simply needs to just go away when it comes to this breed. It’s an ancient practice and is not tolerated today by the trainers or the exhibitors.
ANALYSIS OF USDA HPA VIOLATION NUMBERS – 2014, 2013 & 2012
19% AND 21% SORE RATE AT FUN SHOW & GULF COAST CHARITY???
WHAT IS MS. STORY SAYING HERE???
The USDA vets are still involved, but if you really think about it, as auditors of the horses, if they found nothing, they would not be needed, then they would not have a job. However, I appreciate their work and think the USDA folks are a valuable asset to the TWH, as their presence gives validity to the soundness of the horses.
THE USDA DID NOT ATTEND ANY OF THE THREE NIGHTS AT COLUMBIA
In closing, I have a friend that owns Quarter horses. When she witnessed the rigorous pre- and post-show inspections the Walking Horses go through, her comment to me was “I’m glad they haven’t gotten involved in our breed because I don’t think any of our horses would be able to show. Keeping a horse standing on three legs for that amount of time is just ridiculous.”
QUARTER HORSES??? SERIOUSLY, QUARTER HORSES???
Billie Story, Spring Hill– See more at: http://columbiadailyherald.com/opinion/letters-editor/sore-over-allegations-soring-horse-shows#sthash.j4sZHhik.dpuf
Nephew Eugene says Ms. Billie Story was doing pretty good job of hiding behind Mr. Tom Ingram’s Orange Couch until she used the words “our breed”.
You can come on out now, Mr.Ingram.