No Beer for Sid Miller's Horses

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In the race for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, an unusual yet serious accusation has been made about former State Representative and current Republican candidate Sid Miller.

Miller of Stephenville is a notorious cowboy and winner of multiple world roping titles. According to the Dallas Morning News he exercised his horses at an American Quarter Horse Association show in San Antonio this past May in a matter that is questionable.  

Click below the jump to see what Sid Miller did to his prize-winning horses.Miller was exercising his horses by tying them to the back of his truck and slowly driving around. Someone tipped off the American Quarter Horse Association and the Dallas Morning News with regards to this incident.  

The American Quarter Horse Association immediately sent Miller a letter noting that, “the way that he was exercising his horses was not acceptable” and doing it again “at any AQHA event would result in disciplinary action.”

According to the Dallas Morning News,

'Ward Stutz, the quarter horse association's senior director of breed integrity, confirmed the association received a complaint that Miller had tied horses to his trailer pulled by a pickup to exercise them at a May show at the San Antonio Rose Palace. Stutz added, “It is unsafe. We certainly don't tolerate that at a horse show, an AQHA event.”'

Miller insists that his methods are safe, but conceded that he probably shouldn't have done it at an event because “not everybody understands it.”

Miller is in a crowded Republican primary for Agriculture Commissioner, which includes former and fellow State Representative Tommy Merritt. Kinky Friedman and Hugh Fitzsimons are two of the democratic primary candidates vying for the same spot.  


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Chaille Jolink

Chaille Jolink was born and raised in Austin, Texas and has more than a decade of experience working in Texas politics. Her interest began when she was a Senate Messenger in 2003, and she's since worked for several different legislators and candidates. She started reporting in 2007 for, and has been a contributor to several different publications. Chaille is a graduate of the University of Texas and enjoys fashion, baseball, and playing any team sport. Chaille tweets @ChailleMcCann.

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