Inmate horse-training bill passes House, again

OLYMPIA — A bill requiring the state Department of Corrections to study the feasibility of creating a wild horse inmate training program passed the state House, 95-2, last Tuesday.

House Bill 2210 would direct Corrections to study and develop a wild horse training, holding and farrier program at state corrections centers, like nearby Coyote Ridge in Connell.

It’s the second time the horse-training program was approved by the House.

“This is a bill that originally passed the Legislature in 2020,” sponsor Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, said. “But that was the year COVID hit and Gov. Inslee vetoed 147...


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