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Using Horses for Emotional Issues

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        02-09-2014, 06:16 PM
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    Weanling
    What about prison programs who have inmates work with wild horses? I have read that it can be emotionally transforming for some people there.
         
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        02-09-2014, 06:20 PM
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    Trained
    Blackburn is a prison in Kentucky that homes/rehabs OTTBs and uses the horses to help with the prisoners. The prisoners also learn job skills.

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        02-09-2014, 09:35 PM
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    Showing
    I watched a film on one prison that broke mustangs. As each selected and worked with his horse, it became apparent that the issues each individual horse had was identical to it's handler's issues. With a bit of coaching the prisoner's themselves began to see the similarities and realized it was themselves they had to work on in order to progress with the horses.
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        02-15-2014, 08:35 PM
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    Foal
    Thanks, everyone!
         
        02-22-2014, 01:36 PM
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    Weanling
    Isn't there also a prison out west where the inmates work with Mustangs off the range? Don't know the name or where but I'm sure I saw a story on TV about it.
         
        03-30-2014, 05:32 AM
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    Foal
    There are also several groups which work with war veterans who may have PTSD and emotional trauma. There was one at my ranch back home, but she moved and I'm not sure to where. But if you look up similar terms, there should be all kinds of stuff like that!


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