The Tennessee walking horse breeders & exhibitors association (TWHBEA) announced today that its executive committee voted to support HR 1518, sponsored by Ed Whitfield. The statement read by president Tracy Boyd stated TWHBEA as the official breed registry supports the bill as written. The bill, if passed, would eliminate the use of pads and action devices.

Boyd also said the motion passed supersedes any previous statements issued by TWHBEA regarding HR1518.