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Nathan Slaven (right) of Independence, Ore., inspects, Tee Time, a Tennessee Walking Horse owned by Sue Williams of McCleary, Wash., just after Tee Time performed at the Northwest Walking Horse Classic in Spanaway, Wash., on July 11, 2015. Slaven is a "designated qualified person (DQP) certified by the USDA to check for soring, an illegal practice that involves burning a horses skin with chemicals. The horse passed his inspection. (© Karen Ducey Photography)