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Inmate George Reynolds works with an unhaltered mustang toward desenstizing it to human presence.  In this exercise, Reynolds slowly brings his hands towards the flanks of the horses face, allowing the horse to see that the man does not intend to harm it.  This initial process can carry on for weeks before the horse can be haltered... The Honor Farm, a inmate run and sustained division of the Wyoming Department of Corrections, in Riverton Wyoming.  The Farm is home to Horse Hill, a program designed to gentle wild mustangs which are later adopted by the general public.  The mustangs are trapped by the Bureau of Land Management and turned over to the farm where selected inmates oversee the training of the horses.  The animals go through months of handling which sees them from a wild and untouched mustang through to a gentled, rideable, and responsively trained horse.  The training requires the utmost patience and serves to teach the inmates various interpersonal skills as they work with the animals.  The vast majority of the inmates in the program come from the State Penitentiary, having succeeded in a behavior-based point system to get to the farm.  Once at the farm, the horse program tends to favor inmates who request it; other inmates on the farm are divided throughout 17 other skill-based programs offered at the facility.
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