The National Snaffle Bit Association has been made aware of a report of alleged animal abuse during a horse show held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas on Sept 9th. The NSBA monitor, Gary Trubee, was on the show grounds and has filed the report with the association. The American Quarter Horse Association steward, the Fort Worth Police Department and Animal Control were notified of the incident.
NSBA along with AQHA will be conducting a thorough investigation in this matter. NSBA has a firm, no tolerance stand, on animal abuse and violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the rules. NSBA will move forward to investigate and prosecute anyone charged with violations of inhumane treatment of horses.
GoHorseShow.com will keep our readers posted on further developments.
I reported abuse a few years ago, filled out the papers, and talked to five directors who happened to be at the show. Their only concern was whether I had a video of the abuse, and if I did, I needed to give them the video. Of course, nothing was done, and I still see that trainer abusing horses terribly at shows. I often wonder if it is that bad at show what does he do to those poor horses when at home. I agree AQHA are not going to implement any program to get rid of these abusive people.
they are never going to do anything to anyone pumping lots of money into the association! it's been going on since the 70's and why i stopped showing qh's ...not because of the fact that there isn't abuse in every discipline and association, but because the qh association never does anything about it!
Someone at one of our local QH show reported a trainer to show management for having a horse's head tied someway. Their stalls were backed up to ours. I was actually showing in HUS classes along with a couple of others on our aisle. When we came out, there stands his girlfriend all up in the face of one on "our" side saying that if anyone on our side turned them in and were in any of her classes, she was going to "run us through the rail".... She then proceeded to pull her chair out in the aisle and stare at us (really -- how middle school!).We didn't even do it (and I don't know who did), but that's not even the point. They didn't see anything wrong and felt the need to issue threats because they were busted...makes it very easy to become disgusted with our association.