The NBC Nightly News ended this evening with a moving story about boys in inner city Philadelphia who ride horses which led to them being nicknamed Concrete Cowboys. There’s not much for young people to do and plenty of time for them to get in trouble in the inner city. Stable owner Malik Divers says, “Caring for horses requires a huge amount of time and responsibility, and it seems like such a great way for these kids to learn both how to take care of something and work hard, as well as how much potential they have and that they can overcome obstacles.”
Horse riding has long been used as a type of therapy and in this case, one of the boys told the Wall Street Journal, “Being around horses takes the trouble off my shoulders. Like when I’m having trouble around the house, this is where I come to think about things.”
If you would like to donate to the Concrete Cowboys, there is a Go Fund Me page set up them. There is also a small envelope next to the name Leroy Divers on the right side of the Go Fund Me page that you can click on to contact them directly if you have supplies to donate.