It’s time to put an end to soring and protect America’s horses.
Soring is an abusive practice where horse trainers deliberately apply
harsh chemicals to the horse’s legs and hooves.
The pain they
endure causes them to lift their front legs unnaturally high, performing
an artificial, high-stepping gait known as the “big lick.”
methods include applying caustic chemicals using plastic wrap and tight
bandages to “cook” those chemicals deep into the horse’s flesh for
days. The horse trainers then attach chains to strike against the sore
legs, inserting hard objects sucha as screws and resins into tender
areas of the hooves causing the horse severe pain so the horse keeps its
hooves high because once the horse steps down it causes him severe
pain. This is what some horse trainers do as in the “Tennessee Walking
Horses.” Sored horses odten live in constant and extreme pain throughout
their show ring careers. Soring has cripping physical and mental
effects on horses.
The Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R.
1518/S. 1406, will end this abusive training method once and for all.
The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical
Associaiton, the American Quarter Horse Association and more than 600
other horse industry groups and individuals endorse “The PAST Act.”
sincerely thank Senator Sherrod Brown for co-sponsoring S. 1406.
Senator Rob Portman hopefully will join Senator Brown and the 363 other
members of Congress who are co-sponsoirng the PAST Act to protect horses
from this cruelty inflicted on them for the sake of entertainment.
am calling on Ohio voters to contact Senator Portman at 202-224-3353 to
urge him to co-sponsor S. 1406 and end this abusive training method
once and for all.