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Bert worked with former federal inmates on probation before become a therapy horse

Happy Bert’s gift to the suffering—smiles

If ever there was a racehorse appropriately named, it’s Happy Bert. Agreeable as Mr. Ed in the hit 60’s TV show, Happy Bert dispenses smiles the way the fictional white horse doled out advice. There’s nobody who doesn’t get along with Happy Bert, says Marlene Murray, executive director of Thoroughbred charity R.A.C.E. Fund. “When he first retired in 2009, his trainer contacted us and said that he had such a nice personality and was so sensible that he’d be really good with children, and she even thought he’d be good as a therapy horse,” Murray says. Fast forward through a […]