Greetings Fellow Horse Enthusiast:
Did you know that Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH), a non-profit organization, promotes the humane care, training and treatment of all gaited horses for the preservation of their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing?
Please enjoy your attached copy of our premiere magazine, The Sound Advocate, as an introduction to Friends of Sound Horses. The Sound Advocate was designed as an exclusive resource for FOSH members and is the only gaited horse magazine in print worldwide covering information and issues of today’s gaited horses. The excellent educational content draws enthusiasts of all gaited horse breeds and offers pin point marketing opportunities to reach the Sound Advocate’s dedicated, exclusive and loyal readers.
The new FOSH Gaited Sport Horse program launching this year is an exclusive venue designed by FOSH to recognize and honor the talents and abilities of all gaited horses. This exciting program includes Gaited Distance, Gaited Equine Agility and Gaited Dressage. Please visit http://www.foshgaitedsporthorse.com/.
FOSH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization actively engaged in the battle to end soring--the deliberate, cruel and abusive infliction of pain on the front legs or feet of a gaited horse, primarily Tennessee Walking Horses, to create an exaggerated, high stepping gait for the show ring. Soring has been against Federal Law since 1970. FOSH supports flat shod or barefoot gaited horses and never endorses any event that permits stacked shoes, chains or action devices, nor mechanical, chemical or artificial means to modify the natural gaits of the horse. For more information please visit http://www.stopsoring.com/.
A robust set of resources is available through FOSH for the gaited horse enthusiast whose needs are often not addressed in mainstream media and clubs. For instance we provide licensed judges for venues that offer gaited horse shows or classes at all-breed shows and the Independent Judges Association (IJA) Rulebook that covers 15 gaited breeds.
We’re not all business! We invite you to join us socially on Face Book or the FOSHFriends Yahoo Group for real time updates and to share your adventures with our community. Let everyone know how you have fun with your special horse(s)!! We even offer members a complimentary gait analysis of your gaited horse.
The Sound Advocate is distributed to members, shows, clinics, events and equine expos in the U.S. and abroad. Twice a year, it is distributed electronically to over 20,000 horse enthusiasts during our outreach campaign.
Please forward this complimentary issue of the Sound Advocate to your favorite horse friends and associations. This simple action will help us in our efforts to end soring and serve the gaited horse community.
Will you consider joining FOSH? Visit us today at http://www.fosh.info/ and receive the Sound Advocate as one of your member benefits. Please forward this complimentary issue of the Sound Advocate to your favorite horse friends and associations. This simple action will help us in our efforts to end soring and serve the gaited horse community.
P.S. The Sound Advocate is published 6 times a year in both written and electronic formats. For advertising rates and demographics, please contact Julie Tarnawski at firstname.lastname@example.org.