Each year, for thirty years, Invicta Farms hoped for improvements in the eradication of soring the gaited horse.
Perhaps the 2008 Sound Horse Conference in Columbus, Ohio will engender belief that those found guilty of soring
will be held accountable. In the past thrity years, soring methods have improved or perhaps hiding it
has. Detection that will hold up in court is more difficult and quite often the fox watches the hen house - therefore
it remains prevalent in the show world. Let's hope the newer technologies can catch up with these criminals
that have involved themselves in the gaited breeds and make it socially unacceptable, as well as illegal, for those that
sore to exhibit their horses.