What began as a group of lifelong friends with a simple love of horses soon became the Compton Cowboys, an organization that supports inner-city youth and their community through horseback riding.
Based in Compton, California, the Compton Cowboys work to diminish any negative stereotypes about African-Americans throughout their area and within the equestrian industry. Through horseback riding and farming, the organization highlights the legacy of African-Americans in equine and western heritage, all while striving to have a positive impact on their community.
Given the amount of impact and service the Compton Cowboys have successfully put in over the years, we wanted to highlight the individual stories of the horsemen and women who have dedicated their lives to creating a positive change in the lives of the horses and humans around them.
Broken into a three-part video series, we spent the day with three longtime members of the Compton Cowboys to dive deeper into their personal stories, passions, the unbreakable bond they share with their animals, and the transformative power of horses.
The first video which launched on May 27th, highlights Anthony, the ranch manager and a member of the Compton Cowboys for over 11 years. Anthony grew up around horses, but they came back into his life when he needed them the most. Horses not only saved his life, but they fuel his passion for supporting the youth in his area.
To raise further awareness, we have partnered with Corro where you can shop to benefit the Compton Cowboys. Corro has already donated custom leather halters with nameplates to the Compton Cowboys horses and we invite you to join us to help support their mission by purchasing items for the wellbeing and care of their horses. Through the link below, any products purchased will be sent directly to their team at the end of the donation period.
Written by Editorial Staff
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