The Sound Horse Conference’s purpose is to end soring. Soring is the illegal and cruel practice of using chemical and mechanical methods to create pain in a gaited show horse’s front feet to exaggerate their animated step, most prevalent in Tennessee Walking Horses. The Conference is an annual event, intending to encourage actions and educate stakeholders and the public on the issues surrounding ending soring. The Conference include presentations by veterinarians, trainers, government enforcement leaders, attorneys, professors, humane association professionals, and individual volunteers and horse people on topics from current soring observations, cultural objections to the practices, technologies and methods for enforcement, and initiatives in progress to end soring. For more information, call the organization that founded the Conference, Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) at 1-800-651-7993.