A proposed Kentucky law would call for inpsections of Tennessee Walking Horses to be conducted by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture instead of hired Designated Qualified Persons (DQP).  Typically licensed DQPs are hired by the Horse Industry Organization (HIO) and conduct the inspections in accordance with the Horse Protection Act.

The bill, State Bill 176, has been proposed by Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville.  If passed, the law would be the first of its kind in any state, taking the inspections of Tennessee Walking Horses away from the HIO and putting the responsibility on the state.

Click here to read the full proposed bill.