Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride

A safe haven for at-risk youth, the Compton Junior Equestrians Program keeps kids in the saddle and off the streets. Written by Wendy Bowman When Mayisha Akbar decided to close the Compton Junior Posse youth equestrians’ program she formed on three parcels of family...
The Ride of Her Life

The Ride of Her Life

The lone cowgirl in the Compton Cowboys, and a competitive barrel racer with National Finals Rodeo dreams, Keiara Wade is in the arena. Written by Jenn Thornton  “The first time I was on a horse I was 8 months old,” says Keiara Wade of the Compton Cowboys, an...
A Cowboy’s Quest

A Cowboy’s Quest

Randy Hook of The Compton Cowboys. A community-centric equestrian outfit saddles up to support local youth. Written by Constance Dunn “I know at least four people that have died on my street,” says Randy Hook. “That’s just on this one little block.” At just 30 years...