Not only are the horses rehabilitated but so are the trainers. In this case, the trainers are inmates. At the Wild Horse Program at Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Sacramento, inmates train wild mustangs to become adoptable to the public. Through this process, a deep bond forms between horse and inmate and then the possibility for transformation happens.
The wild horses come from public rangelands where the wild populations have grown beyond sustainable levels, according to BLM.
This month the seven saddle-trained horses will be up for adoption via auction.
The Sacramento Bee tells us,
"Trained wild horses will go up for adoption in Sacramento County over the next two weekends, the Bureau of Land Management announced. More than half of the horses going up for adoption come by way of the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center horse training program, in partnership with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department."
Enjoy this video about the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center's wild horse program.
The adoption event in Northern California is a great opportunity to bring a wild horse to your ranch or pasture. These horses need a forever home!
What do you think about wild horses - do you love that these inmates are training horses? Share your thoughts below.