Horse Abuse? Bill to Tighten Rules Against 'Soring' Stalled

Show horses parade on Capitol Hill to raise awareness of practice to alter show horses' walks.
1:35 | 06/20/14

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

More information on this video
Enhanced full screen
Explore related content
Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Horse Abuse? Bill to Tighten Rules Against 'Soring' Stalled
And -- usual side show horses parading around the capital. But these Tennessee walking horses came to bring attention to what many see as horse abuse it's called swore. Using pain causing chemicals chains in pads on a horse's ankles. To make it walk with a higher a natural step. One that wins at Porsche froze its cruel -- me -- Intentional torture. And these sources are suffering we -- their entire lives and of their show ring careers in order to give blue ribbons and prizes to their owners and trainers. While soaring is already illegal to problem for many is that the industry polices itself the people that determine whether or not sewing is taking place. Our inspectors. That are our. -- shows. Where the owners are abusing the horse with a soaring practice many horse owners don't skier reason to force forces to step higher. -- -- of had a beautiful natural gait and does not need to be enhanced by chemical. Com or mechanical mean. Normally chains and out of its -- Laurie -- inspect true forces her son's attributes he looked think should business Bahrain it's not always obvious people at their best -- and that. A bill that would increase penalties make items used in soaring illegal. And make inspectors independent is stalled in congress because some members believe it would cost jobs and hurt the industry. -- -- ABC news Capitol Hill.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":24238048,"title":"Horse Abuse? Bill to Tighten Rules Against 'Soring' Stalled ","duration":"1:35","description":"Show horses parade on Capitol Hill to raise awareness of practice to alter show horses' walks.","section":"Politics","mediaType":"Default"}