Horses Give Inmates a Second Chance…

This National Geographic video literately brought tears to my heart. “How much use and abuse does it take to stamp out a horse’s natural kindness?”, I was asking a friend just the other night, remarking that they are like angels, always willing to shine the light of love into our lives if we just give them half a chance and open our hearts to their true nature: unconditional love…

Seeing this in action in this short video where inmates share how horses have helped them reconnect with their long-forgotten human kindness is simply amazing. Similar programs exist in Canada, for instance where horses help Army veterans cope with post traumatic stress disorder:

Henri Thibodeau


These Horses Give Inmates a Second Chance | National Geographic, June 22, 2015

Some inmates in the Maryland state prison system are hoping to make their lives after prison better by working with retired racehorses. The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has found homes for the horses at correctional facilities where inmates are trained as grooms. The prisoners benefit from learning new skills as well as the compassion and patience it takes to work with the horses. Studies have shown that programs like these help decrease the likelihood that an inmate will return to prison.

Click on picture to view the video

Horse_Inmate

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Inspiration For Uncertain Times and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply | Laissez un commentaire

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s