Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

Christopher Griffin, a former participant in the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Second Chances program at Wateree River Correctional Institution has worked for the last year at a top hunter/jumper and dressage facility in Georgia using the horsemanship skills he learned in prison.

Ex-con: ‘Horses taught me to love and forgive’

A former South Carolina inmate who learned horsemanship skills while in prison has so thoroughly turned his life around that he now holds an integral position at a major dressage and hunter/jumper barn in Atlanta. Christopher Griffin says he owes his second chance at life to the horses who taught him to love and forgive himself, and the opportunities he gained while working with ex-racehorses at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances Program at the Wateree River Correctional Institution. The national program, which teaches horsemanship skills to upstanding inmates, and in turn provides care to ex-racehorse Thoroughbreds, was a godsend […]