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Tim Brooks, a graduate of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Second Chances program, has gone to work for Steuart Pittman of the Retired Racehorse Project. Pictured with Reds, an OTTB who changed his life.

Famous farm hires ex-con ‘horse whisperer’

A few hours in the sun and a little fresh air was all a former Maryland inmate hoped for when he signed up for a program that would teach him how to take care of Thoroughbreds. Tim Brooks certainly had no lofty expectations, not of working among the horsey set, nor becoming the equivalent of the Central Maryland Correctional Facility’s horse whisperer. But that’s exactly what happened when Brooks started working with moody red ex-racehorse Prince Tutta as part of his horsemanship training offered by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances program. Noticing Prince Tutta’s pinned ears and the way the […]