Photos ©Charles Mostoller

Urban Cowboys

I spent a few hours this weekend with a group of teenagers in West Philly who are learning to ride and keep horses, as well as working by hanging out in parks offering pony rides for $5. I met them by chance while on another assignment. This was my first time out with them, but I plan on spending more time following them around, both as they ride, at the stables, and in their homes. Malik Divers, their sponsor/mentor and the owner of the horses, says that the horses keep these kids off the streets and teach them responsibility. I think it will be a great, positive story in a city lacking in good news. Thanks for looking!