Stop the "Big Lick" unnatural gait on Tennessee Walking Horses. Stop soring horses now!

Stop the "Big Lick" unnatural gait on Tennessee Walking Horses. Stop soring horses now!

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Stop soring horses now!

Horses everyday are being sored for entertainment, shows, and championships. This is a very cruel act applied to horses, specifically the breed Tennessee Walker Horses.

Soring is the act of applying caustic chemicals to the skin above the hooves, and then a small wipe like material over the chemicals to sink into the skin overnight. This is very VERY painful towards the horses. The next day, they apply chains to the hooves which are 6-8 ounces. It rubs against the damaged skin which makes the horse put pressure on the hind legs and lifts up the front legs to avoid pain. This makes the movement called the "Big Lick".

This method makes the horse have nosebleeds, stress, and overall the worst pain they could ever experience. They also apply these performance packages, otherwise known as "stacks" below the front hooves that weigh around 8-10 lbs. They start soring horses around 1 yr old, which is unacceptable.

Sign this petition now to save horses around the world and stop this horrific act. I am currently a 12 yr old animal activist and I stand to save these horses. Thank you for all the support.

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