Originally Posted by 80acorns
It is up to the TWH people to govern themselves, not get the federal government involved. All that will do is restrict everyone else.
Well that didn't happen; which is why the Federal government got involved back in 1970
. More than 40 years later there's still a problem. This problem will never fix itself. Taxpayers pay for the USDA to enforce the law and I don't think the taxpayers should foot the bill for ANY of it.
The fastest way to stop soring is to make the people who show padded performance horses take on ALL financial responsibility for enforcing the law. That means the TWHBEA, NWHA, whoever, pays for the inspectors, the testing equipment, the travel expenses, setup, anything and everything needed to enforce the HPA. Hitting these folks in the pocketbook is the only thing they understand. Once that happens this stuff will come screeching to a halt.