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The Wounded Heart Tennessee Walking Horse Rehabilitation Center Inc. was created to provide hope & healing to Tennessee Walking horses that have been subjected to the act of abuse known as "soring". "Soring" is deliberately causing pain on the front legs or feet of a horse to create an exaggerated high stepping gait. Tennessee Walking horses are "sored" to gain a competitive edge in the show ring.
The physical damage done to these horses throughout their lifetime is sometimes irreparable. However, The Wounded Heart Tennessee Walking Horse Rehabilitation Center Inc. through the use of natural and/or alternative therapies will attempt to rehabilitate these horses & use them to educate the public & raise awareness of this abuse & the consequences of this abuse.
"Soring" is a federal crime & punishable with jail time. However, greed always overrides the law. "Soring" will not end. BUT...The Wounded Heart Tennessee Walking Horse Rehabilitation Center Inc. will be there to "pick up the pieces when the show lights go off....."
What is Soring? Soring could be one of the most horrific and unknown forms of animal abuse that continues to exist today. Soring is a process of intentionally causing pain to ...
FOSH's Sound Advocate, President's Letter (page 4) The Wounded Heart Tennessee Walking Horse Rehabilitation Center carried the call to put an end to soring at the Omaha Expo in April 2012. ...