Post cards in mail for the paltry not even 7K eligible to vote TWHBEA members on HR1518/S.1406.
The numbers are very telling that there is a serious problem with the TWH industry. A drop from over 20K members to less than 8K in under 16 years. Registered foals dropped from 14K to barely 2,500 in the same 16 years.
The breed was hijacked by the "Soring/Big Lick" crowd but now they are left very alone, and being alone is never a good place to be. The pleasure and flat shod supporters of the breed abandoned a very sinking ship. Question now is, even IF anti soring legislation is passed, is it too late?
I am a huge lover of the breed, was the first horse I ever road, but I felt forced to leave since I did not support soring (I've never like the Big Lick, always thought even as a small kid that it was ugly and forced) I will go back to the TWHBEA once the soring/Big Lickers are gone.