The head of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration said the group will continue working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create more testing of horses.
A new bill would only allow USDA inspectors to work horse shows and increase penalties for “Horse Protection Act” violations, such as soring.
Celebration leaders said they want alternative legislation to protect both horses and the sport.
The 11-day celebration in Shelbyville ended this past weekend.
*The Associated Press contributed to this report.
- August 28, 2012: Federal inspectors clash with walking horse groups
- August 26, 2012: Walking horse trainer banned from celebration
- August 21, 2012: Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration begins Wednesday
- May 23, 2012: Walking horse show bars trainer for life
- May 22, 2012: Trainer, stable hands plead guilty to horse soring
- May 17, 2012: Experts, others react to Tenn. soring horse investigation
- May 16, 2012: Video shows Tennessee Walking Horses being tortured, beaten