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Posted March 18. 2014 1:18PM

Ayotte sponsors bill to bar horse owners from inducing sores to make them prance

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The Senate bill has been introduced by their Republican colleague Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, and it has 51 cosponsors. It aims to end soring, the practice of inflicting pain to horses’ legs and feet to force them to perform an exaggerated high-stepping gait—known as the “Big Lick”—at horse shows.