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"TJ" sticks his head out of his stall at One Wood Farm on Sept. 1, 2023. The farm has three large stables and several smaller ones that house the 27 horses living there.

Good ‘neigh’-bors: Barn managers, riders maintain health, happiness of USC’s equestrian athletes

In addition to academics and athletics, riders on South Carolina's equestrian team, along with their barn managers, are responsible for something that most student-athletes on South Carolina's campus are not — taking care of the team's horses at One Wood Farm. In the process, horses and their riders can develop a close bond that transcends any other in sports.