FLAT SHOD TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE “DROPBACK” ON DISPLAY AT UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE HOMECOMING – CELEBRATION “BIG LICK” WORLD GRAND CHAMPION “HONORS” IS “EQUUS NON GRATA”

NEYLAND STADIUM – UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE –  On a gorgeous 65 degree Saturday, November 5, 2015,  flat shod Tennessee Walking Horse, “Dropback”,with Ms. Kasey Hines of Winchester, Tennessee in the irons,  performed at the 100th annual Homecoming football game.   For approximately 50 years,  it was a Tennessee tradition that the newly crowned the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration “Big Lick” World Grand Champion was the honored guest at the UT Homecoming.

That all changed in 2012 when FOSH (Friends of Sound Horses) persuaded the University of Tennessee to no longer feature the “Big Lick” World Grand Champion, and instead invite a flat shod Tennessee Walking Horse to be exhibited by a youth rider.

2016 marks the fourth consecutive year that has taken place.

2016 “Dropback” with Kasey Hines, Up – UT Homecoming Football Game

Compare “Dropback” exhibition to the  2016 World Grand Champion “Honors”  tortured struggle to canter at the “Big Lick North Carolina Championship Horse Show at Asheville, NC on October 8, 2016. Although  “Dropback” did ‘shy’ a couple of times, it is not comparable to the struggle that “Honors” displayed executing a normally easy gait for all horses.  As well as the heavy stacked shoes and chains,  please note the severe bit/shanks used on “Honors”, compared to the bit and shanks on “Dropback”.

2016 World Grand Champion “Big Lick” TWH “Honors” Attempts To Canter

 

2016 UT Homecoming Football Game – Tennessee Tech vs Tennessee


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The Way It’s Supposed To Be Done!!!

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Horses Can Spook! – Neyland Stadium Isn’t A 4-H Show

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www.billygoboy.com now has four years on the job covering the flatshod Tennessee Walking Horse at the annual UT Homecoming football game:

2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

2012 - UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE Homecoming - Kimbrell Hines Up On "A Daring Affair" - Taking The Place Of 'Big Lick' World Grand Champion Walk Time Charlie

2012 – UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE Homecoming – Kimbrell Hines Up On “A Daring Affair” – Taking The Place Of ‘Big Lick’ World Grand Champion Walk Time Charlie

(Note:  Ms Kimbrell Hines and Ms. Kasey Hines are sisters.)

Special thanks to the University of Tennessee Athletic Department for providing access to www.billygoboy.com to once again cover the Tennessee Walking Horse exhibition at the 2016 Homecoming football game.

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