The United States Department of Agriculture has scheduled a Scar Rule Clinic to be hosted by the North Alabama Saddle Club Association on March 7, 2009.  The clinic will begin at 9:00AM at th St. Clair Horse Arena in Odenville, Al.

The following was included in the announcement.

"USDA APHIS Veterinary Medical Officers will present an overview of the Horse Protection Act and regulations, as well as lead a focused discussion about the inspection process and the scar rule.  Attendees are encouraged to bring horses for evaluation of compliance with the scar rule.  The duration of the clinic will be driven by the attendees' questions and discussion, as well as the number of horses presented for evaluation.

This educational event is not a public exhibition of horses, so there is no risk of any participants' being cited for violations of the Horse Protection Act nor regulations.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP by March 5th with the number of people and horses you'll be bringing to Dr. Rachel Cezar at or 301-734-5784."