Race horses retire at Tulsa Boys' Home

Wednesday, February 1st 2006, 10:24 am
By: News On 6

There's an idea that a horse that's out to pasture - can help a troubled boy. It's being tested by the Tulsa Boys' Home in Sand Springs, where two retired race horses arrived Wednesday.

They're part of a new therapy plan matching boys with horses. The horses get the care they need, and the boys get a companion that research has shown, might help them deal better with people.

Tulsa Boys’ Home director Gregg Conway: "When you approach a horse, that house could care less about you, your reputation, how cool or tough you might think you are."

More horses are on the way and eventually the boys' home plans to have a horse for each group of 12 boys.