Rob Wittman

Wittman applauded for helping horses

I write to thank U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman for his terrific work against the torturous practice of soring Tennessee Walking Horses, a plague that has marred the breed, and the equine world for more than 60 years. As a former eight-time World Champion rider and past president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association, I know first-hand how rampant this abuse is. Wittman has stepped up and done the right thing on this issue, and I applaud him.

We appreciate his bipartisan effort in cosponsoring the U.S. Senator Joseph D. Tydings Memorial Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 683, introduced by Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and named in honor of Sen. Joe...