Last May, the Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary held its annual awards ceremony to pay tribute to those who help animals that have been abused by former owners. Ken Aberegg was honored for his extensive work in rehabilitating horses that often arrive at Happy Trails with emotional and behavioral problems. Knowing how expensive it is to run a rescue operation, Ken provides his valuable services free. “Valuable” is the right word. Ken owns a stable in Alliance, Ohio, where he is a trainer and a riding teacher. But people know him also as a professional horse whisperer, who uses his acute knowledge to bring horses that have been mistreated back to a sane world–where they can’t be hurt any more.