They Brought Horses To Bad Neighborhood and It Changed Everything


Compton – a city in southern Los Angeles County, California, has the highest crime rate in California with highest per capita murder rate in USA. This city acquired notorious fame for gang violence, but in the last decade the situation considerably changed. Special programs were implemented to improve the situation and The Compton Junior Posse Youth Equestrian Program is one of them. This is a riding program for inner-city youth, which is aimed at getting young people away from the lure of drugs and culture of street crime. The program involves riding activity and care about horses. It turned so effective – nobody expected such big effect! The “Compton Cowboys” got the opportunity to build strength of character through horses. Since horses entered their life they are able to refocus them in positive way.