It was time 40 yrs ago. The Big Lick is something that never should have happened. It has turned a lovely breed into a pariah. When I tell people my horse is a TWH people look at me like I'm a monster. My horse is barefoot and totally natural. All folks think of is the tortured BL horse and their creepy hunchbacked riders. Time for the USDA to end it. The horses shouldn't have to go another day.
They tried letting the walking horse industry police itself. It became a big farce. The bill is much needed or the walking horse will remain the pariah of the horse world. The bill is a starting point and that starting point is where the abuse is the worst.
Time to evolve people!