Listen NowIn what’s often called the ‘Horse Capital of the World’, thoroughbred racing is king. Kentucky’s equine legacy is… and will always be… in racing. But on one farm in Oldham County, the horses are working to make the future a little brighter for Louisville’s troubled youth. WFPL’s Stephanie Sanders reports.They’re kids who’ve likely spent their youth being shuttled around various foster homes and in unending group therapy sessions…and now they’re finding roots – and maybe a little bit of themselves – in the unexpected friendship of a horse.It takes about 30 minutes to get to Esperanza Farm from downtown Louisville… and just enough twisty-turns to consider yourself far removed from whatever you left behind there. Esperanza is the home of Forward Motion, an equine therapy company run by Margaret Larocca. Her therapists are a motley crew of mustangs, a draft horse, a miniature and a donkey named La Nella."Who is this?" "This is Bella! She’s standing in the shade…trying to stay cool, right Bella?" "I don’t blame you, girl…"Larocca equates equine-assisted psychotherapy to the more well-known talk therapy. You know… the one with the shrink and ‘the couch’. But in this case, the shrink is a horse.