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Walking horse group accepts soring penalties

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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:00 am

NASHVILLE — The organization that sanctions the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has decided to adopt the minimum soring penalties proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Shelbyville-based SHOW HIO is a USDA-certified agency that show operators hire to inspect horses and punish trainers for signs of abuse such as soring, the act of intentionally injuring a horse’s front legs to make it step higher.

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