Monday, June 21, 2010

Video - Hutchinson, KS Correctional Facility - Mustang B-Ball! Woo hoo!

The Correctional Facility in Hutchinson, KS has a Wild Horse program. The inmates work with ungentled mustangs, train them under saddle, then the horses are put up for adoption. We went to their Open House on June 4th and 5th and had a great time! I was so impressed with the work these guys did. Many of the guys have never been around horses before....I talked to one guy who has only been riding for a couple of months!

While we were there they played Mustang Basketball/Rugby, and let me tell you, it was rough! Most people I know don't have horses that will do what these horses were doing. It took a lot of hard work for these guys to get the horses to this point.....
I love that there are very few rules.
No pulling the reins of another persons horse.
You cannot score more than once in a row.
If you get off your horse to get the ball from the ground, you have to have a hold of your horse.
The other one kinda is the same thing - lose your horse no ball for you! That is it!

I got permission from the head of the program to post the video. Thank you Dexter!

Enjoy the game!!!

Saving Horses & Changing Men

Until later....Karen and Tripp who wants to play too! :-D


nikki said...

Thanks for sharing, that looks like so much fun!! Does that correctional facility have a website that shows their mustangs available for adoption?

Karen C. said...

Hi Nikki,
I just heard from Natalie, one of the volunteers, and she is going to get some pictures taken and put on her Facebook page. When she gets them up I will let everyone know. They do such a great job!