Prison Ponies

Living on Earth

Wild horses were part of the romance of the Old American Wild West, but today the mustangs are often considered to be nuisances. Each year, the federal Bureau of Land Management rounds up mustangs from the ten western states in efforts to keep their population down . Many of these horses are eventually sold to the public. But few people want a wild bronco in their back yards, so first they must be trained, or as they say in the West, “broken.” And increasingly, the BLM is turning to inmates in minimum security prisons to do he job. Andrea Dukakis reports.

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