'Soring' Accusations Force Horse-Show Cancellation The championship of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has been cancelled for the first time in its 68-year history. The controversy erupted after inspectors disqualified the majority of the horses, suggesting that the horses showed signs of "soring," the illegal practice of irritating a horse's legs to make its gait higher.
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'Soring' Accusations Force Horse-Show Cancellation

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'Soring' Accusations Force Horse-Show Cancellation

'Soring' Accusations Force Horse-Show Cancellation

'Soring' Accusations Force Horse-Show Cancellation

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The championship of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has been cancelled for the first time in its 68-year history. The controversy erupted after government inspectors disqualified the majority of the qualifying horses, suggesting that the horses showed signs of "soring," an illegal practice that involves blistering and irritating a horse's legs to make its gait higher. Melissa Block talks with Sarah Gilliam, a reporter with the Nashville Tennessean.