Saturday, April 7, 2007 the Spotted Saddle Horse Association made the decision to sign the current Operating Plan. "We were disappointed after 9 out of 10 HIO’s signed off on the 07-09 Operating Plan with the probation period intact and the USDA decided to take it out. We (SSHA) signed the plan with the intent that we are still in negotiations for the probation period to be reinstated.." stated Mack Motes, SSHA Chairperson of USDA committee.