JACKSON, MS – The USDA passed its second major test of the 2014 sore Big Lick show season with flying colors and received an “A” grade. Its inspectors again rose to the occasion and attempted to protect The Horses from the Big Lick Trainer BOYZ who historically have engaged in the institutionalized criminal enterprise of soring.
The soring is essential to creating and sustaining the sore Big Lick. It is all cloaked under the guise of family entertainment, which PSHA spokesperson and The Walking Horse Report Editor Jeffrey Howard deceitfully refers to as “sport”.
Former TWHBEA President Tracy Boyd, now being held gagged and captive at TWHBEA building by Steve Smith and Walt Chism, in another lifetime said, “When you’ve lost the public, you’ve lost it all. And we have clearly lost the public”
Never has this been more clear than at the three day Jackson Horse Show this past weekend. Apparently, the Mississippi public wants nothing whatsoever to do with the sore Big Lick Tennessee Walking horse. Here is a photo from the Saturday night crowd photo. One to two horses in a class was the norm. More Judges than Horses.
The USDA VMO inspections were thorough, fair, professional, objective and science based. It becomes more and more obvious with each horse show that the sore Big Lick Trainer BOYZ cannot stand the scrutiny of trained veterinarians who view their jobs as enforcing the Horse Protection Act to eliminate soring – rather than just “regulate” it.
Credit must be given to the courageous USDA VMOs who, so far, are doing it fairly and impartially, and the results speaks for themselves.
Nephew Eugene said the horses were checked coming out of the ring and re-swabbed by the USDA VMOs. He also reports that USDA inspectors went through Dale Watts and other Trainers BOYZ garbage searching for evidence of soring. At Jackson, the horses are kept on the show grounds, unlike the Celebration, where they keep are hid out off premises in Bedford County, Tennessee then trucked in on the night of the show and then trucked back out after it’s over.
Nephew Eugene has talked to Marvin from Cornersville, and Harold about going down to Wal-Mart to get new suitcases so they can go see the WALKING HORSE TRAINER BOYZ EXTRAVAGANZA at Panama City, Florida in late April. TWHBEA President and Senator Alexander’s Campaign Finance Chairman Steve Smith’s former sore Horse Trainer David Landrum of Franklin will be one of the three Judges. Landrum has been in trouble with the USDA off and on for years. Here is a sore ticket issued one night on a horse Mr. Landrum was training for TWHBEA President Steve Smith.
Sound Horse advocate Donna Benefield had a lot to say about David Landrum and Steve Smith last Friday before The Tennessean Editorial Board. Landrum is Steve Smith’s former Big Lick horse trainer and current long time barn renter. The barn is now used for a Riding Academy, but Landrum is still a top Vice President of the Walking Horse Trainer BOYZ.
Appearing with former U. S. Senator Joseph Tydings, Benefield produced a Horse Protection Violation ticket on which Landrum was the Trainer of a horse to be exhibited by Steve Smith at the famous Belfast, Tennessee Lions Club Saturday night horse show. Landrum later served a two year Federal suspension for horse soring about the same time Smith was TWHBEA President the first time.
It will be interesting to see the video of the Senator Tydings and Donna Benefield interview when the newspaper makes it public.
By the way, can any of you recommend some good places to eat in Panama City where Nephew Eugene, Marvin from Cornersville, and Harold can get some good fried shrimp and seafood gumbo? They are all hoping to fit in the truck and tie their suitcases down so they won’t fly out if they get to head down to the Gulf Coast to see the Panama City show.
They can’t wait to see if the USDA, in its biggest assignment of the 2014, continues to get the job done to protect The Horses from the wily Walking Horse Trainer BOYZ.