Rule amending the Horse Protection Act (HPA) overseeing the Tennessee Walking Horse industry withdrawn

The Cavalry Group

A Tennessee Walking horse wearing stacked pads and bands. This horse was shod for demonstration purposes at a vet-farrier education event. The pads and shoe bands would have been banned under the unpublished rule announced last week. (Fran Jurga photo)

Just before the new USDA/APHIS Rule amending the Horse Protection Act (HPA) overseeing the Tennessee Walking Horse industry was set to be published, President Trump launched a freeze on all new and pending Rules and Regulations this past Saturday. As a result, it was announced TODAY that the USDA officially withdrew the Rule amending the HPA.

You can read various theories about things here <https://hoofcare.blogspot.com/2017/01/usda-horse-protection-act-rule-withdrawn.html>, but the end result is that the new regulation was not published and Mr. Trump has frozen any new regulations. So, the rule has been withdrawn.

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