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Bold Mon, a retiree with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, traveled to Connecticut last week to begin training in a pilot therapy horse project.

New plan teaches unsound horses to help people

In an effort to help injured or otherwise un-rideable retired racehorses find new careers, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) this month sent an inaugural class of horses —two bays and a gray—to school to learn how to become therapy horses. Bay geldings Cog’s My Man (Louis Quatorze x Ah Love), and Son of a Gun (Iron Deputy x Colette) along with gray gelding Bold Mon (Maria’s Mon x Bold and Gorgeous) shipped April 29 from the TRF’s Wallkill, N.Y. facility to Coventry, Conn., where they will be trained by Brenda Stoeke to work with people who have endured trauma. Chosen […]