CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal judge in Chattanooga has allowed bond for four men charged in a horse soring case.
Soring is illegal under federal law. It is the intentional wounding of a horse's feet to cause the exaggerated gait popular at horse shows.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/zYRGFn ) reported Jackie McConnell will be back in court March 23 to fight the restrictions under which he was allowed bond. His attorneys argue the 60-year-old McConnell, who operates a stable in Collierville, shouldn't have to give up training horses as he awaits his May 22 trial date.
Jeff Dockery and John Mays agreed to not train or care for horses other than their own as they await trial.
Prosecutors agreed to let Joseph Abernathy continue to shoe horses, providing a weekly client list.
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