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Tennessee / Walking Horse Festival #219555

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Sep 04, 1971
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(Studio) Federal regulations imposed to protect Tennessee walking horses at festival.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Shelbyville, Tennessee) Walking horses developed for smooth riding across plantations. [Owner Bert WINSETT - doesn't think walking horses artificial; says horses dependable as show horses, pleasure horses.] Congress banned practice of rubbing hot mustard on horse's legs to get him to step high. [Trainer Glenn ADAMS - says abuses greatly curtailed.] [Unidentified TRAINER - says good trainer can create good walking horse with leg chains.] Judges inspect horses for scar tissue, blood.
REPORTER: Foster Davis

Davis, Foster;
Mudd, Roger

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