John Mays walk on the sidewalk in front of the Joel W. Solomon Federal Courthouse downtown in March after a hearing in federal court. Mays is charged with violations of the Horse Protection Act along with well-known walking horse trainer Jackie McConnell for allegedly participating in what is known as "horse-soring," an abusive practice which causes walking horses to lift their legs higher for shows.
Photo by Doug Strickland .
published Monday, August 6th, 2012
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John Mays, charged with violations of the Horse Protection Act in connection with soring horses with trainer Jackie McConnell, was sentenced Monday to four months of "time served" in jail and ordered to write a newspaper article about soring.