In a video shot by the Humane Society of the United Stateshigh-profile trainer Jackie McConnell is seen beating horses, using electric cattle prods, and soring their hooves with caustic chemicals. The outcome of these practices is so much pain in the horse's front hooves that the horse snatches its feet off the ground as fast as possible in an attempt to alleviate the pain. How could someone treat a horse like that? Archived from the original on July 11, Blackburn and endorses her current bill. Under normal conditions, if a pad is lost, it usually only affects the pad and not the base shoe, which remains intact. Archived from the original on March 2,
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The controversy over continuing soring practices has led to a split within the breed community, criminal charges against a number of individuals, and the creation of several separate breed organizations. The Tennessee Walking Horse is best known for its running-walk. Imagine Kim Kardashian trying to sprint across Central Park in her platform stilettos. In some instances it seemed that trainers went one step further, so to speak, and even inserted nails, screws and thumb tacks into the limbs to make them even more sensitive. And stacks go away on the 1st of January