Thursday, January 24, 2008

Saving Horses - Changing Men

Just to the west of the western edge of the Kansas Flint Hills lies the Hutchinson Correctional Facility of the Kansas Department of Corrections. I was at a meeting with the warden on workforce development in Topeka on Wednesday where I learned about the wild horse program with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Hutchinson. Check out the link for more detailed information. The warden says they welcome visitors and are very proud of all aspects of the very special program.

He noted that most of the men in the program are there for "abuses of recreational aspects" of their lives, and all will return to their communities; they will be better citizens on their return because of this program.

Some of the wild horses are kept for periods of time on Kansas Flint Hills grazing lands. I'll provide more on this program at a later time.

See you in the Kansas Flint Hills! ;-)

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