I finally got time to watch the video.
I grew up as a young child going to several walking horse shows a year, the Spring Jubilee in Columbia TN, the Lewisburg show, and of course, the celebration in Shelbyville.
I remember Ebony's Senator winning in 1969.
As a kid, my neighbor down the street showed in the amateur class.
I never saw anything related to soring.
Many of my current horse riding friends who have shown, tell me it does happen.
I love my walking mare, keep her barefooted, ride her in boots, and wouldn't think of doing anything to harm her.
I've got mixed emotions over all of this. I hope the industry catches the cheaters and abusers, and that the tradition can continue for many more generations.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.