He’s done it before and he’ll probably do it again, but if people could only see how he trained these horses, this animal would be out of a job for good…
Tennessee Walking Horse trainer Jackie McConnell and two of his associates, John Mays, and Joseph Abernathy, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to violate the Horse Protection Act. McConnell’s plea deal will keep him out of prison.
The pleas come less than a week after Nightline aired graphic undercover video of McConnell deliberately causing pain to horses in the name of winning ribbons. The footage is what helped land the 52-count federal indictment against McConnell and the three other men.
That man needs what he’s done to the horses done to him.
McConnell could have faced up to five years in prison and a hefty $250,000 fine, but as a part of the plea agreement prosecutors are recommending that he receive probation.