Tensions high as inspectors take crackdown to heart of the walking horse industry (with video) | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — The extremes have placed the Volunteer State's most recognizable icon under unprecedented scrutiny by government regulators, criminal prosecutors and the public.

The question on everyone's lips: Is abuse still happening and how widespread is it?

It has led to a showdown of animal lovers, and the trigger is Shelbyville's 11-day Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, a 74-year-old tradition that began Wednesday and ends Saturday.

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