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Take action to protect horses in Kentucky! Contact Secretary Marcheta Sparrow of Kentucky’s Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet, and tell her that horses wearing stacks and chains have no place at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The Kentucky Horse Park recently voted to allow “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking horses (wearing heavy stacks and chains on their feet and long associated with the cruel practice of “soring”), to participate in the Kentucky After Christmas Sale being held in the Park’s Alltech Arena on January 25th and 26th. An undercover investigation conducted by The Humane Society of the United States revealed the shocking abuse and torture that many Tennessee walking horses are subjected to in order to produce the artificially high-stepping gait known as the “Big Lick.” Stacks and chains are integral to soring, and horse lovers don’t want to see them on horses at the Park.

Please contact Marcheta Sparrow, the Secretary of Kentucky’s Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet, and a Kentucky Horse Park Commission member, and tell her the Park should continue to feature only sound, humanely-trained horses and not to allow Walking horses with stacks or chains on its historic grounds.

Marcheta Sparrow
Secretary, Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet
Marcheta.sparrow@ky.gov
(502) 564-4270

Letter to
Secretary, Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow
The Park should continue to feature only sound, humanely-trained horses and not to allow Walking horses with stacks or chains on its historic grounds. Don’t let the Kentucky Horse Park Sell Abused Horses!