Congressman to Meet with Horse Owners and Trainers Today

Tennessee Walking Horse owners and trainers are complaining about anti-soring enforcement efforts at this year’s National Walking Horse Celebration underway in Shelbyville. Celebration Chief Mike Inman says roughly 10% of animals entered in show classes this year have been disqualified for so called “scar rule” violations. He says that compares to a 1% rate of scar rule citations issued by federal inspectors during earlier shows this year. Inman says some horses initially cleared by agriculture department inspectors at the Celebration were later disqualified during post performance examination. 4th District Congressman Scott Desjarlais plans a meeting with owners and trainers today. The Shelbyville Times Gazette Reports Desjarlais, a Jasper Republican, may call for Congressional review of Federal Inspection Rules.

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