The Walking Horse Report has been made aware of a recent settlement tactic by the USDA for an alleged HPA violation.  The Report received the proposed settlement agreement from an attorney familiar with HPA cases with a warning that this settlement agreement is not a binding agreement and is not consistent with enforcement of the HPA in the Act or Regulations.

Owners, trainers and exhibitors should be aware that they are not bound to respond to the settlement agreement and can exercise their full constitutional rights if a federal complaint should be brought against them.

Click Here to view complete settlement proposal.