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Tee Time, a Tennessee Walking Horse, is inspected by Nathan Slaven (right) of Independence, Ore., under the watchful gaze of his owner, Sue Williams, from McCleary, Wash., 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 or pressure padding. The horse passed his inspection. (© Karen Ducey Photography)