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Ollie, one of 80 horses rescued from Peaceable Farms in Virginia last year, is being retrained and loved on at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation in James River.

Horses seized in Va. case blossom at prison farm

Two ex-racehorse Thoroughbreds rescued last year in a raid on a Virginia farm filled with starving horses, have blossomed under the gentle care of inmates who learned horsemanship and life skills through the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s (TRF) Second Chances program. Since arriving at the James River Work Center, where Second Chances trains inmates to care for and love former racehorses, OTTBs Clem (JC: To Clem) and Ollie (JC: Oligopolist) have regained weight, had the shine return to their coats, and in one case, even started re-training as a riding horse. “Both horses are absolute sweethearts,” says Brooks Clement, a professional Thoroughbred […]