While Americans are crazy about horseracing, we mustn’t let our enthusiasm for horses like American Pharoah get in the way of the plight of so many other horses that need to be adopted, that need homes and families who will care for them. Thankfully, some areas of the country are getting onboard the horse adoption train, one such place being Hutchinson, Kansas.
In this article courtesy of The Hutchinson News, Tiffany Rose Dawson writes, “On Friday and Saturday about 300 untrained horses can be adopted for $125 each at the corral in the Hutchinson Correctional Facility, 1201 E. Ave. G, while inmates give riding and training demonstrations on horses they have trained. The annual Wild Horse Adoption and Open House, hosted by The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.”
These horses were once wild, roaming federally protected public lands in the West. These horses will make for wonderful adoptions, as they’ve been trained by inmates and have been tamed, maintaining their wild stature all while being easier to deal with. Programs such as what’s going on in Hutchinson is a wonderful example of the beneficial relationship between man and animal, a relationship that God intends us to cherish. These wild horses aren’t the only ones being rehabilitated; the inmates are as well. If you’re in the Hutchinson area, you should swing on by. We guarantee you won’t regret it.