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'Compton Cowboys' Use Rescue Horses to Get At-Risk Youth Off Streets

A band of locals find peace and community by riding horses through Compton, California.

Culture Beat · Feb. 7, 2019

“Though the streets of Compton are generally associated with racial violence, this group of cowboys is breaking stereotypes by getting at-risk youngsters off of the street and onto horses instead. The 10 original founders of the horse-collective first met each other as young boys at a nonprofit stable located in a semi-rural area of Compton. Since their relatives encouraged them to attend the organization’s activities as an alternative to gang violence, the stable provided the youngsters with a safe haven from the dangers of their environment.”

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