Petition to End Soring
As most of you may know - there's been a law on the books since the early 1970s that prohibits soring of the TWH. As you also probably know, the USDA is severely underfunded when it comes to enforcing this law.
One Horse at Time is sponsoring a petition in an effort to bring this issue to the public's attention and hopefully causing some changes.
Please honor your love for horses by signing this petition and then by passing it along to as many people as you know.
Um, I'm confused. You want me to sign a petition about stopping something that was outlawed in the 1970's!?!?
What is petition's purpose? What is it supposed to change? (that is what a petition is supposed to do, change something.)
Tx, the whole reason for the petition is to raise awareness. Although soring was outlawed in the 70's, it still runs rampant today. There are just not enough honest people who are willing or qualified to monitor these events and check the horses. Just because something is written in the rule books doesn't mean that it is being enforced. Just look at western pleasure, the aqha rules clearly state that the horse's ears shall not drop below the level of the withers for more than 3 strides but still you see the "almost" peanut rollers winning the futurities. I say almost because it is not quite as bad as it was about 15 years ago, but it is FAR from natural. They are trying to get more people to help so that maybe it can be monitored at every show instead of 1 out of every 100. There are no TWH or gaited horses around here so signing that petition is really all I can do.
Sorry for ranting, it just makes me mad to see what some of these horses go through.
I can attest to how far reaching the soring is. I need to post pictures of my mare's legs before they heal more. She has open wounds on them, places where the hair shaft has died and has turned white, and how she is just now learning how to be a horse again. This mare is only 6, but she has been through tortures no horse should ever endure. I was aware that it was going on, but I was not at all aware just how widespread it still is until a flesh and blood example decided it was time to come home with me.
www.OneHorseataTime.com Is a TWH rescue/awareness organization. Give them a look. And give these horses a chance.
This is going to sound really dumb. But what do you mean by soring?
:oops: Sorry, never heard of 'soring' before. :oops: :lol:
http://www.walkinonranch.com/1000Words.html I think the pictures speak for themselves.
In those shoes, the 4" padded ones, my mare had marbles and at another point a golfballs with screws in them. She had open wounds on the backs of her hooves, and her hind end is majorly screwed up muscularly. It's going to take me a while to get her back into shape. She had kerosene put on her legs. It's pretty horrific what happens to them. The barn I bought her from had SIX USDA violations in ONE YEAR. They were still operating and showing.
Thankfully, in the 3 weeks I've had her, she's had a complete personality change. I love her so much, all 17.2hh of her!
Um, sorry, I don;t really like looking at pictures of horses in or after abuse, so I didn't open that link. Sorry, could you please just describe it to me?
In words then:
Thats sick. Im so glad we dont have this dicipline in Aus.
if you want more details without the pictures go to
http://www.onehorseatatimeinc.org/ then click on critical issues then choose the article to the left that says "Soring and the Big Lick"
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