Competition takes place at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn., Aug. 26, 2006.  Owners, breeders and trainers of Tennessee walking horses insist the abuse that led to a federal ban 36 years ago has all but vanished. But government inspectors say they have evidence indicating half the show horses tested at the industry's premier event in Shelbyville have sustained abuse that is being covered up. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, Mandy Lunn)
Competition takes place at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, Tenn., Aug. 26, 2006. Owners, breeders and trainers of Tennessee walking horses insist the abuse that led to a federal ban 36 years ago has all but vanished. But government inspectors say they have evidence indicating half the show horses tested at the industry's premier event in Shelbyville have sustained abuse that is being covered up. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, Mandy Lunn)
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published Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
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Every August, the population in Shelbyville, Tenn., multiplies by 10 as about 200,000 people from across the nation and around the globe trot in to watch the world-famous Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration.

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