Rehabilitating Racehorses Rehabilitates Inmates

smellshorsey Archive on May 4, 2008, 23:51

The headline could read, "Broken Horses Heal Broken People." The front-page story of the local newspaper was about a Department of Corrections program where prisoners work to rehabilitate racehorses and in the process find something good -- and nurture that goodness -- within themselves.

I know my horses do it for me and for Lily. Bonding with a horse can make you a better person. The program has not been an overwhelming success, but it's still going and has helped rehabilitate lots of horses and so far, this one man. He's the first graduate and there are 10 inmates currently