Thursday, August 30, 2012

Greener Pastures

Greener pastures by Teckelcar
Greener pastures, a photo by Teckelcar on FliWe r.
Yesterday we drove west to Fluvaana to do a bit of inner tubing on the James River. Along the way we passed by the Virginia Department of Corrections work farm in Goochland. The concept of such a place always amused me and for once I was able to take a picture as we drove by the place for bad cows.

When we got back home I decided to look the place up and find out exactly what the deal is behind the work farm. It turns out it is a far nicer place than I thought.

The Virginia Department of corrections has teamed up with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to rehabilitate retired racehorces for life off the track.Each horse is matched with an inmate with the idea of the prisoners learning new job skills in the processes of caring for and training the horses.

So after all it isn't a jail for bad cows. Though there is a dairy farm onsite...

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