TRF Second Chances
by Susan Salk, Off Track Thoroughbreds LEXINGTON, Ky.—Thoroughbred Charities of America has named John Evans as its first TCA Award of Merit recipient of 2016. Evans was presented with the award in front of 400 guests at the 54th annual Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association gala held in Ocala, Fla. March 14. The award […]Continue Reading
by Susan Salk, Off Track Thoroughbreds A young woman who learned to ride and care for horses while participating in a prisoner/OTTB program at the Lowell Correctional Institution of Florida has returned to society with a promising career, a happy relationship and a horse of her own. Nicole Mason-Suares, 30, of Ocala, says that her […]Continue Reading
Published on Jun 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 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.
PRODUCER/EDITOR: Gabriella Garcia-Pardo
VIDEOGRAPHERS: Kathryn Carlson and Gabriella Garcia-Pardo