Maine Women Who Volunteer At A Horse Farm Have Something Unusual In Common
A group of women spent 5000 hours volunteering at a Windham, Maine horse farm in 2018, according to WMTW. The unusual thing the ladies have in common is that they are all incarcerated.
As it turns out, what's good for the goose is good for the gander… or in this case… what's good for the prisoners is good for the horses. The partnership is a symbiotic relationship. WMTW says the women are learning important job skills they can use once they are released from prison. Meanwhile, the horses -- who came from abusive environments -- benefit by becoming healthier, which makes them eligible for adoption.
The warden of the Maine Correctional Center says the program is "therapeutic for the women, because they are helping the horses and finding some healing themselves."