The Wild Ones: A Special Series on Prisoners and Horses
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
Because most people aren’t bad, they just need some direction.
By Melanie Ruiz
The inmates at the Arizona Department of Corrections often see their reflections in the wild horses they train.
These men have lived the street life, the drug life — one without structure. In prison they know nothing but structure. The horses were once free to roam without rules, living the herd life, but they too must be tamed.
This OZY original video series follows two men whose paths crossed in this prison yard — and the horses that connect them.
Make sure you watch all of the episodes:
- Melanie Ruiz, Melanie Ruiz is a mathematician turned yoga teacher turned documentarian. She grew up in Denver and survived four winters in Madison, Wisconsin, before moving to San Francisco. She's a big fan of animals, and her favorite stories are profiles and those with a scientific bent. Follow Melanie Ruiz on TwitterContact Melanie Ruiz