Patricia Kelly founded Ebony Horsewomen about 30 years ago in Hartford's North End,
a heavily African American neighborhood where idle kids get in trouble and the idea
of grooming and riding horses is -- to be delicate -- kind of a foreign concept.
Patricia is a former Marine. While we walked around, she barked at the campers: "That room better be clean when I get back" . . . "Give that horse a good rubdown." . . . "Pick up all the paper around the barn." Patricia explained that she wants these kids to go to college, and she wants them to understand that if they don't, they might end up doing manual labor, and that is very hard work.