Race Horses, Virginia Inmates Find Common Bond in Greener Pastures Program

Race Horses, Virginia Inmates Find Common Bond in Greener Pastures Program

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Wash Post video screenshot - inmate with horseThe Deep Meadow Correctional Center houses 800 Virginia inmates. It is also home to 22 horses who like their handlers have often been cast aside.

“It gives you the sense of accomplishing something,” said one of the eight inmate who was chosen to care for the retired race horses. “I’m excited about doing it.”

Tario Holmes was an inmate who passed a long sentence with the horses at the James River Work Center. Now a free man, Holmes returns to the farm every few weeks, teaching other inmates the farrier skills he learned here.

(WATCH the video or READ the story from The Washington Post)

Thanks to Craig Withers for submitting the link!

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