Rehabbed horses to rein in hope for at-risk youth

Lithia, Florida - A new start Tuesday for six horses saved by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office back in January. Today, they were transported from the sheriff's office's practical training site to the Florida Sheriff's Boys Ranch in Live Oak where they will help the at-risk youth.

"They were all malnourished, underfed, they were nursed back to health here," says the sheriff's office.

Following their seizure, the owner voluntarily handed the horses over to the sheriff's office.

"That's what we find in a lot of cases. It's more of an undertaking them people realize -- not the case here -- this was a criminal act."

The horses have recovered and now, hopefully, will reign in some hope. The horses will get to let loose and then work with the boys teaching discipline and responsibility and friendship

"They are helping each other. These horses have been through abuse, abandonment and neglect -- the same thing with these children."

These horses are part of a larger herd - a nationally-renowned state program.


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