Owners May Face Charges in Horse Soring Scandal

More criminal charges may be coming in the Tennessee Walking Horse case that has already seen the conviction of famed trainer Jackie McConnell. The Jackson Sun reports that 25th Judicial District Attorney Mike Dunavant is looking at state charges related to soring eight horses seized March 1 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture from McConnell’s stable. Along with additional charges against McConnell, Dunavant is also investigating how much owners knew and whether they participated in the alleged soring of their horses.