Horse Trainer Gets 3 Years Probation, Fine

Former hall of fame horse trainer Jackie McConnell was sentenced to three years probation and fined $75.000 this afternoon in a Chattanooga federal courtroom, The Tennessean reports. McConnell, who was recorded beating Tennessee walking horses in a video released by the Humane Society last May, could have been given as much as five years probation and fined up to $250,000 for his offenses. As part of his plea agreement, McConnell has to report all of his dealings with horses in federal court.