LEWISBURG, TN – Steve Smith and Walt Chism unwavering support of “Big Lick” Animal Cruelty of the Tennessee Walking Horse has ruined TWHBEA (Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association).
MIDNIGHT SUN ABOUT TO PUT TWHBEA IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR
Messieurs Smith and Chism deserve the blame along with the rest of the SORE horse worshipping “Big Lick” TWHBEA Executive Committee.
The American Horse Council last week cast TWHBEA out as the Spokesperson and Representative of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed, and recognized WHOA (Walking Horse Owners Association) in its place.
A person attending the AHC Annual Meeting said, “The act of soring was front and center. They are solidly lined up and the mood is to eliminate the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse. It came up in every meeting, and was a matter of great concern.”
About all the Steve Smith and Walt Chism crowd have to offer is attempting to resurrect a failed anachronistic “Big Lick” Horse Show out in the rural confines of Marshall County in an effort to relive the “Good Ole” days of “Let ‘Em Walk On” – the deeper and sorer, the better.
Actually, Mr. Steve Smith was getting ready to ride a SORE horse at a Belfast Horse Show many moons ago when he got his name on a DQP ticket along with serial horse abuser Trainer Boyz Mr. David Landrum of Franklin, Tennessee.
Mr. Smith and Mr. Smith have fully embraced the regressive view of the unreconstructed South which they resemble in their steadfast refusal to give up the Animal Cruelty of the “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse.
In May 2014, Arizona TWHBEA Director Pamela Reband, MD finally had enough of the SORE TWHBEA Executive Committee and submitted her resignation saying, “The oath includes a promise to support the decisions of the board and a promise to act in the best interest of the breed. The actions and decisions of this board in circling the wagons around the big lick and thumbing our noses at the rest of the international equine community are so appallingly self-serving and short sighted that I can no longer stand and make those promises simultaneously with a straight face, let alone with personal honor.”
To keep the public from knowing how bad TWHBEA is doing, Mr. Smith and Mr. Chism have not made any membership numbers public since October 2014.
THE OFFICIAL “VERBOTEN” TWHBEA MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS
In September 2013, there were 6,950 eligible to vote members.
In September 2014, there were 5,813 eligible to vote members.
In April 2015, there are 5,145+/- eligible to vote members.
That is a loss of 1,805 members in 19 months (Sep. 2013 – Apr. 2015), or average of 95 members a month.
That is a loss of 588 members in 5 months (Nov. 2014 – April 2015), or average of 117 members a month.
TWHBEA is LOSING 4 members a day.
TWHBEA HAS LOST 1,805 eligible to vote members in 19 months
The “2015 Citizens Initiative Campaign Against Animal Cruelty Of “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse” juggernaut has rolled across the South during the Spring and early Summer of 2015 winning victory after victory.
- University of Mississippi cuts ties; won’t accept “Big Lick” donations.
- North Carolina bans “Big Lick” TWH from NC State Fair.
- Alabama newspaper poll votes 70% for “Big Lick” TWH to leave.
- Columbia Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show, one and done, then retreats to Shelbyville.
- Columbia and Maury County “BOYCOTT” Columbia Spring Jubilee after newspaper Ad campaign and Citizens Protests of Animal Cruelty.
- Charges against “Big Lick” lawlessness pending in Maury County, Tennessee.
The 2015 Campaign is proving that the Public is BOYCOTTING the “Big Lick”.
The “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is next:
Nephew Eugene says please stay tuned.
It’s going to get ‘sho nuff’ interesting.