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post #11 of 16 Old 02-09-2014, 06:16 PM
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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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post #12 of 16 Old 02-09-2014, 06:20 PM
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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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post #13 of 16 Old 02-09-2014, 09:35 PM
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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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Thanks, everyone!

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post #15 of 16 Old 02-22-2014, 01:36 PM
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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.
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post #16 of 16 Old 03-30-2014, 05:32 AM
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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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