NATIONAL WALKING HORSE ASSOCIATION
February 5, 2011
NWHA has definitely changed the overall image of the Tennessee Walking Horse for the better. Before NWHA, there were few horse shows that one could exhibit their horse and know they were on a level playing field. NWHA has changed that, and given the TWH owners a venue to show with respect, sound practices, and horses who are not in pain and who have better conformation due to more selective breeding practices to get back to that original natural "walking" horse instead of the pacey big lick horses. There is a huge youth membership in this organization, and versatility of the horses owned by these youth is amazing to watch at shows. I love taking my students to shows now, they aren't exposed to unethical training practices at NWHA events.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
NWHA affiliated shows with students, judging, managing shows, and as the youth committee co-chair.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Move our National Show every 4 years to a different location to accommodate more of the membership around the U.S.
Professional with expertise in this field & I managed NWHA affiliated shows for over 10 years, taught students and took them to NWHA shows to compete, put together opening ceremonies for some shows with a "youth flag team" and their TWH. .
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