AVMA Asks Congress To End Equine Abuse With PAST Act

Soring is the act of intentionally inflicting pain on a horse’s legs or hooves to make them perform in a high-stepping, artificial gait. The act of soring is most often seen in Tennessee Walking Horses that are show horses, though the inhumane act is also inflicted on other gaited breeds like spotted saddle horses and […]

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Bipartisan Push To Protect Horses From Soring

U.S. Senators Kelley Ayotte (R-NH) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have reintroduced legislation to protect horses from the practice of soring. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) defines soring as “the practice of inflicting pain to create an extravagant and exaggerated show gait for both padded and flat-shod horses and includes but is not limited […]

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