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Corro Stories

Meet The Compton Cowboys Supporting Their Community Through Horseback Riding

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By Riesa Lakin

Corro has partnered with NOËLLE FLOYD to share the stories behind members of the Compton Cowboys, an organization on a mission to support inner-city youth through horseback riding and combat negative stereotypes about the black community in the Los Angeles-area city of Compton.

The Compton Cowboys are a collective of lifelong friends in Compton, California who seek to uplift their community through horse riding and farming, while highlighting the rich legacy of African Americans in equine and western heritage.

 

The team at NOËLLE FLOYD recently took a trip to Compton, California to meet the Compton Cowboys. While many may have heard of them or seen the impact they've had on their community, what you may not be as familiar with are the incredible stories behind the men and women who have dedicated their lives to creating a positive impact on the people and community around them.

NOËLLE FLOYD in partnership with Corro share a deep dive into their personal stories, passions, the unbreakable bond they share with their animals, and the transformative power of horses. Here are their stories:

Meet Anthony

Anthony Harris is 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. Watch his story above.

"I love teaching the kids about horses... Teaching them that whatever their dream is, to stick to it."

Meet Keenan

After growing up with the horses in Compton, Keenan moved away to culinary school. But the universe kept calling him back to the horses and the kids that needed him. Watch the video above to learn more about how he and the Compton Cowboys give back to their community.

"I didn't notice my purpose until I had kids looking up to me. I realized that this was my calling. I couldn't run away from it. Like a slingshot, it brought me right back."

Meet Randy

Randy experienced the positive transformation possible with horses firsthand while growing up in Compton. Today, he's committed to sharing the power of horses with the next generation. Listen to his story and learn why he thinks horses are so special in the video above.

"To watch a horse save a person in real-time is magical... After all, what's humanity without horses?"

Image courtesy of NOËLLE FLOYD

Image courtesy of NOËLLE FLOYD

Want To Support The Compton Cowboys?

The hours are long and the work can be tough, but the Compton Cowboys show up each and every day - no matter what. To support their work as well as their beautiful horses, Corro recently donated brand new leather halters with custom name tags to show our appreciation. We'd like to extend the ability to support the Compton Cowboys by inviting you to donate essential horse care products and barn supplies by purchasing from their list here: https://go.corroshop.com/compton-cowboys

All products purchased through this program will be sent directly to the Compton Cowboys to help them continue to provide top care for their equine friends and manage their farm operations. We hope you'll consider donating to this inspiring organization.

Donate Horse Care Supplies to the Compton Cowboys

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