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Pictured from left: C. Reid McLellan, PhD, Executive Director, The Elite Program, Inc. James Harrison, Wade Anshutz, George Shuler, and Terri Russ, Program Coordinator.

Inmates: T’breds taught patience, work ethic

Being accepted by a horse when the rest of the world shuns you. Enjoying a few moments laughing at a Thoroughbred’s antics, while forgetting the hard time already endured and those still ahead for breaking the law. That’s how three recent graduates of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances Program in Indiana sum up the rewards of learning horsemanship in prison. George Shuler, Wade Anshutz and James Harrison, who graduated June 8 from the Groom Elite program at the Putnamville Correctional Facilities, were the first three to graduate from the recently redesigned horsemanship program, which teaches a range of skills, […]