Friday, June 12, 2009

Student Wins Public Speaking Contest with Speech About Soring

Emily Woolley is a Mount Si High School (Snoqualmie, WA) graduating senior, who joined 4H eight years ago with her horse named Red. In 2006, she won the Washington state 4H Equine Public Speaking Contest with a speech about soring.

"It’s prevalent in the gaited horse industry when people use chemical means, so they have a more flashy gait," Woolley said. "They put chemicals on their horse’s legs and on the bottom of the feet and add pads to the feet, so when the horses hoof hits the ground, it hurts and they lift their leg higher."

Congratulations to Emily, who is also class valedictorian!

Link to original article: Snovalley Star

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