SYC: UNI student helps train unbroken horses for adoption

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Unbroken horses are hard to adopt.

Morgan Reinboldt of Lisbon is helping train unbroken horses so they may be adopted. (Ethan Fickau/KCRG-TV9)

People like Morganne Reinboldt are working to change that.

“So I was looking at different local foundations and it just popped up, this Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation and it said Trainer's Challenge and I thought what is that?” said Morganne Reinboldt of Lisbon.

It's a program that pairs horses like Radin with trainers to help get them ready for adoption.

Morganne said one of the biggest challenges before even training Radin was finding a place to board him, but then she found a place to board him for free.

“Well it feels good. I wasn't a big horse person until last year and all of a sudden I got thrown into it and I'm kind of enjoying myself,” said Nathan Wetzel of Hudson, "She said she'd give the girls riding lessons and help out with the chores which for me is great because I do most of the chores.”

While Radin has come a long way in the last few months, Morganne said she's learned a lot, too.

"You can't just take something at face value. You have to look into it and see the potential in something,” said Reinboldt.

She says there's a deeper meaning to what she and other trainers are doing.

"You are really impacting someone else's life, too, and I won't be able to see that when he goes and he's adopted, I won't be able to see the impact that he makes. But knowing that I made that impact possible, that's something I'm really proud of,” said Reinboldt.

You can follow Radin’s journey here.

You will find more information about the Trainer’s Challenge and the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation here.