At the August 26 MHSA Board meeting, the Board unanimously endorsed the amendment to the Horse Protection Act, the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act of 2013. By its action, the Board joins such organizations as the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Paint Horse Association, the American Morgan Horse Association, the Pinto Horse Association, the American Saddlebred Horse Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.