FOSH Mission Statement:

The mission of FOSH,

Friends of Sound Horses, Inc:

To promote all “sound,” naturally gaited horses,

with a specific emphasis on

Tennessee Walking Horses.

(“Sound” means not “sored”)

Importance is placed on education regarding the humane care for the emotional, mental and physical well being, training, and treatment of all gaited horses. FOSH will only support flat shod or barefoot horses, and will never endorse any event that uses stacks and/or chains as action devices, nor any mechanical, chemical or artificial means to modify the natural gaits of the horse.

FOSH Focuses on three areas for gaited horses:

  1. Educating people on sound training principles

  2. Supporting sound shows, events & activities

  3. Working to end soring