The Walking Horse Report received an email that confirms that the US Postal Inspection Service will investigate the actions surrounding the push poll sent out by Pat Stout earlier this year.  In addition to the investigation of the US Postal Inspection Service, the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' & Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA) has reopened its investigation into the actions of Stout.

The email stated the following:

Thank you for contacting the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.  The information you provided has been entered into our national Fraud Complaint System.  Your reference number is C#167XXXX.  If we need more information, you will be contacted directly.  Please hold on to any original documents related to your complaint. 

Please note that Postal Inspectors do not have the authority to ensure that your losses are refunded.

We may share the information you provided with other agencies when there is a possible violation within their jurisdiction.

In the future, if you have complaints about mail fraud or mail theft, you can visit our website,, to file a complaint online.

United States Postal Inspection Service