Thursday, March 2, 2017

Horse Soring*

For those of you who do not know what horse soring is here's a quick definition from google, “The practice of soring involves using chemical agents such as mustard oil, diesel fuel, kerosene, salicylic acid, and other caustic substances on the pasterns, bulbs of the heel, or coronary bands of the horses, causing burning or blistering of the horses' legs to accentuate their gaits.”  Mostly this is done on Tennessee Walking Horses and other similar breeds, here's a video of what soring does to Tennessee Walking Horses. This, this is what gets my blood boiling not only is it illegal it's wrong  and if i ever see anyone doing that, if you ever see someone doing that you better stop it and call the cops, if you are the one doing it You are a p.o.s. And I hope someone calls the cops and kick the living hell out of you for what you are doing to those poor horses. This is wrong in the video it says that the trainers are only allowed to use 6 oz chains but do these really look like 6oz chains. In this article they sat that The U.S. Department of Agriculture made changes Jan. 13 to the Horse Protection Act. They want to stop soring throughout America. Everyone knows that, yeah you made it illegal but people are going it still do it, so how are you going to stop it. I was just as curious as you are so I looked it up and what I found were six ways to stop soring they have a phone number you can call...855-NO-SORING or 855-667-6746. It's as simple to report an abuser all you have to do is pick up the phone and call that number, so if you see someone doing this to a poor horse call the number and be an animal's hero.


  1. I think that you have very good ideas on "horse soring". Although i still do not really have an opinion on soring, i think that it is a good thing you are doing by bringing awareness to it.

  2. I started to watch the video and even just the beginning made me cringe. Abuse to animals is not right, no matter the cause or purpose. Soring on horses should be punished greatly and you make a wonderful point why this info needs to spread so we can save these animals.

  3. I agree 100% with you it is wrong to hurt an animal for no reason, if I ever see anyone ever doing this I will be sure to call that number. thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  4. This is animal abuse and i'm highly against it. I couldn't make it through the video either. Scoring seems to be very brutal and cruel. I really like that you are so passionate about it and that you actually put a resource to help report the issue.

  5. I heard about this a couple of weeks ago actually and it too made me sick. It's so sad that these horses suffer and have no voice to speak up. The worst part is that they are suffering for human enjoyment. We bring pain to these helpless animals just because we like the way they walk more when their feet hurt. The numbers to call were a great addition and it was also cool that you embedded the link containing 6 ways to help stop this. I hope we eventually make new harsher laws against animal abuse such as this.

    1. There is a horse soring ban that the Donald Trump just need to sign. Just one quick swipe of the pen. but would he do it anytime soon is my question so i looked it up and i found an article saying that hes put it "on hold". Keith Dane, senior adviser for equine protection for the Humane Society of the United States told Michael Collins form USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee that Trump basically put it on hold. I am very passionate about all animals from snails to elephants, and from guppies to the blue whale. I believe that if Trump has time to golf he has plenty of time to sign his name on this ban.