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William Cox, chairman of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Second Chances program Wateree Correctional Facility joins TRF herd manager Sara Davenport at the fence line.

Q&A: Horses help inmates heal and move on

William Cox freely admits he’s one of “those people” who really was raised in a barn. And all these years later, after college, law school, and launch of a successful legal career, it is in the barn where he has witnessed daily miracles proving that second chances really do work. “I’ve seen inmates come in here who have no skills, no relationships, broken homes—the don’t have anything or anyone. And then they build a relationship with a horse, and it has a profound effect on them,” says Cox, chairman of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s (TRF) program for inmates and retired […]