I was searching through some of the news articles on horsetalk.co.nz when I came across this one that I thought was worth sharing with all of you.
In Nevada, wild horses are brought to a correctional centre where the inmates train them. They train them until they have accepted a saddle and then they are auctioned off.
On October 19, 13 horses were auctioned off to 75 people. At the end of the day, $18,670 was raised (which is quite a lot considering that each horse's starting bit was $150).
It's great to see that wild horses that are overpopulating areas in Nevada, California and Oregon are being brought to correctional centres to be trained and auctioned off. Horses have proven time and time again that they are great for therapy. If they can teach these inmates how to work through their problems in a non-violent way, I'm all for this program.
For those of you who are interested, the next auction will be held on February 22nd.
Until next time, happy riding!