Turning wild animals into domesticated ones is not the easiest thing to do, especially horses. Being used to having an independent lifestyle and completely different from the new one makes it really difficult for these wild animals to get used to it.
Sometimes, it takes a lifestyle to change them, it depends on how much connected they are to living in the wild. However, this program seems to be very effective. At the Northern Nevada Correctional Facility, prison inmates train wild mustangs to become domesticated horses.
Using modern gentle-taming methods, inmates are taught proper horsemanship and how to ride and care for the animals. Once trained, the horses are auctioned off to the public and have been used by local and federal agencies. Head horse trainer Hank Curry has been with the program for more than 15 years and has witnessed firsthand the program’s rehabilitative power.
This program seems to be very efficient and although the main goal was turning wild animals into domesticated, it also had an impact on these prison inmates. It changed them psychologically which is great. Please watch the video below to understand what am I talking about and let us know what you think about it.