ST. PAUL (AP) -- A Rogers horseback riding program and a Stewartville school program each received $5,000 grants on Friday from the Jade Foundation.
The first grant will be used to buy horses and other items for the Victory Riders program, which offers recreational and therapeutic opportunities for people with special needs.
After first lady Terry Ventura praised the good work Victory Riders was doing, her husband, Gov. Jesse Ventura, piped in.
''I'll add something -- we have horses for sale,'' he said, laughing.
The Venturas have a horse ranch in Maple Grove, where the first lady gives riding lessons. Ventura later said on his weekly radio show that it is always a challenge to part with a horse because it becomes part of the family.
The other grant will help fund a handicapped accessible restroom in Stewartville's new facility for special education students.
The foundation was created with $50,000 of the governor's proceeds from his World Wrestling Federation appearance last August.
The nonprofit foundation was created to raise awareness of children's challenges.
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