New Beginnings is a program coming soon, which is a program that will offer inmates new job skills & a new life while working and training with horses. While there may be some people who believe that inmates cannot, or should not be rehabilitated, returning them back to civilian life in a productive way is actually the original purpose of our prisons. Yet just how, may still evade us. So it may be surprising then that some prison programs have turned to equine therapy to do just that — rehabilitate inmates. And, perhaps not so surprisingly, it has been quite effective.
Some of the benefits are; Calming Effect, Sense of Responsibility, Improved Respect for Others, Compassion, Decreased Tension between Inmates, Developing Leadership & Life Skills.