The Cowboys Riding Philadelphia’s Streets

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(hooves on pavement) – The horses really do
help you with aggression. Once you own a horse, and you out, that’s all your mind is on, is having fun. My Shahir and I’m a Concrete Cowboy. (hooves on pavement) I first got a horse after I turned 10. I was young so I was
like, “I like that horse.” I thought it was cool. Horses have a temper just like us. Me and Shadow had to combine
out tempers and work together because she used to walk while
everybody else was running, buck, throw people off, and I used to always get back on her, just to have the patience. When I ride people actually
give me like props, they actually applaud me,
the hood guys and everything. They be asking me, can I ride? You wanna trade? People like it. – Hello horsey. Hello. – When the stable started
about 10 years ago, it gave me something to do. Something to keep the kids
busy with, keep them occupied from running the street, getting in trouble. In Southwest Philadelphia there’s
a lot of senseless killing and I try to give kids
something to get away from stuff like that. And when they start
learning with the animals, they kinda calm down, because
they teaching, they learning, and it helps them out a lot. – Hey, hey, hey. Violence in this community is crazy. I done lost a brother, a
uncle, I lost a lot of friends, but when I work with the horses
it’s like a type of therapy. I can have fun and not
worry about everything else that’s going on around us. If I would have never met
Malik and sat around horses, I probably would have been doing stuff that I wasn’t suppose to be doing. Getting in trouble. Once you get to running and having fun, it seems like all that is forgotten.


rillieHR · November 9, 2018 at 5:51 pm

You idiots making negative comments who made you a know it all? Nobody asked for your opinion these guys are doin something positive for their community! Keep up the good work and don’t listen to haters!!! You all made my day!

Macy Eastman · November 12, 2018 at 4:45 am

He’s pulling on her face

Hesam Em · November 12, 2018 at 10:10 am

I hate cars , love horses

Retriever · November 23, 2018 at 9:21 pm

red dead redemption 3 trailer

Bored Adventures · November 26, 2018 at 2:00 am

Blood plays read dead 2

Calili R-B · December 1, 2018 at 11:24 pm

That poor horses face!! The guy is completely ripping it off! No wonder she/he is bucking! Your inexperience with horse riding is endangering you and the horse.

Bridget Webber · December 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm

This guy needs to:
1. Tighten the girth
2. Get a hackamore (I’m all for bits but this horse obviously hates the bit.)
3. Get a more stable horse. (The horse looks like it’s pretty young and can’t handle your weight.)
4. Take more riding lessons.
5. Get a horse that’s more broke to the streets, cars etc.

Just my opinion. I’m sure there are also more critiques that I missed.

lemonflower · December 2, 2018 at 8:12 pm

This is awesome that they love horses, but the cantering on pavement and some other stuff, I hope the group can get some guidance on these things so the horses can be comfortable and they can continue the program for a long time.

LUKE HARRISON · December 3, 2018 at 2:55 am

Learn how to ride plz …. ps.ur horse hates that bit but I like that u love to ride .i also ride

Chloe Pearson · December 3, 2018 at 3:16 am

You can’t just hop on a horse and ride around. Please learn to ride properly and use proper equipment

john duran · December 6, 2018 at 5:44 am

I think everyone in the hood should ride a horse

Sport Horse · December 7, 2018 at 2:51 pm

At 00;25 it really shows how uncomfortable the horse is with the whole bit situation. AND what the hell was 2:06?? Wow okay the horse didnt walk on. The horse didnt do anything. And you just shout plus you pulled on the reigns!?? Dude that wont make the situation any better. Plus that bit is way to harsh and the horse is trying to tell you something with those responses and please lay of the horses mouth!! Gosh

average Canadian · December 8, 2018 at 11:49 pm

A horse in the hood what the fuck

NPC 33331 · December 10, 2018 at 5:44 am

Black people can do anything

Madison Willems · December 11, 2018 at 2:20 am

Um do u know how to ride?

Mocha Bunni91 · December 22, 2018 at 2:04 am

the whiny fucks complaining about how he is riding are only doing so because he's black

Tiny Paws · December 27, 2018 at 7:52 pm

Why do people think this is okay? He has absolutely no idea how to ride! The bit is not okay, the saddle isn't even on right, the guy has his reins so tight he's practically ripping off the face. You can tell because the horse is bobbing his head when the guy is riding him. AND HOW DOES HE THINK IT'S OKAY TO CANTER ON CONCRETE, THAT'S EQUIVALENT TO RUNNING BARFOOT ON CONCRETE. Also where the heck are those horses kept, IN THE CITY?!?!?! I couldn't tell but the city is no place for a horse, horses need huge pastures to run and graze in! THIS IS NOT OKAY!

Suurpapasuksu · December 29, 2018 at 8:37 pm

Abuse :/

Alice C. · December 31, 2018 at 12:03 am

I love the story, I think it’s really cute and helpful. I think with some better equipment and a bit more training, this guy could be an awesome rider.

Marie Carr · January 2, 2019 at 10:20 pm

This is so great that they do this but please go easy on the horses mouth!

コヨミ Koyomi · January 6, 2019 at 9:25 am

Great exercise lovely bond with horse.

Elijah Wheat · January 16, 2019 at 1:23 pm

Aye that’s cool niggas happy n shit, but go horse gon have joint problems and shin splits you Rodin’ that mf on concrete. Fuk humans inconsiderate asf!!!

Hunter Davis · January 19, 2019 at 5:18 am

Saint Denis?

D V B · January 19, 2019 at 9:54 pm

I def agree with what everyone else sees wrong in this video. But what I do see right is that they actually care for the horses. They may not have the best stable. But the horses are healthy clean and their feet are also properly cared for. With time…them boys will learn more about bettet riding techniques and better equipment…and prob have already since its been years since the video was posted. If you wanna complain watch videos of horses in 2nd world countries and then you will come back here and feel better.

Drew the ivory hunter · January 23, 2019 at 8:38 pm

I was thinking doing what malik divers was doing but with unpredictable carnivores.(lions, tigers panthers ,bears etc)
and that goes to the herptiles and non human primates too.

SWAG KNIGHT69 · February 13, 2019 at 7:24 am

when you cant afford red dead so u put horse mods in gta

SWAG KNIGHT69 · February 13, 2019 at 4:47 pm

when your car gets repoed so u get a horse

The Underdog · February 16, 2019 at 4:19 am

This is ULTRA cool! I only knew of Concrete Cowboys in my neck of the woods- Compton, Cali. I had no idea they reside in Philly as well! Niiiice 😊

Brad Hutchinson · March 3, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Ghetto cowboy in real life😨

Andrew Adono · March 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm

I hi

10GALLEN81 · March 6, 2019 at 9:29 pm

Those are some very nice looking horses….Great job

ArcanaImperIII · March 9, 2019 at 8:17 pm

Plays Red Dead once. 🤠🌵🐎🔫

Charlii C · March 10, 2019 at 5:47 pm

To all the horse people complaining about the horse not properly handled, not properly bitted, not properly saddled, go help him learn so he can teach and keep others off the street and in trouble. I think this is a wonderful idea.

N. Willy48 · March 17, 2019 at 2:40 am

This song fits perfectly

Shinigami Kitsune · March 19, 2019 at 1:46 am

By the way, the saddle is on the horse and the bit in its mouth appears painful, or at least extremely uncomfortable. It's great that he enjoys the horse in his company, but he needs to make proper safety precautions so both of them can be happy.

GalaxyOro · March 23, 2019 at 3:29 am


Charles Morris · March 24, 2019 at 11:38 pm

I got about 40 seconds in and said yes she's bucking you off she don't know what you want her to do you need to give that horse reins letterhead lose quit pulling back on the reins for one thing tighten up your saddle on and on!!

Darron Toy · March 26, 2019 at 12:17 am

Lose the bits, learn to ride. Your animals are acting up in every scene they're visible because of how you're riding them. You've got the bit right up in their mouth yanking on it. You don't need to be so forceful and violent with them. Try a rope halter instead. Those poor fucking animals man. :/

Chelsea Smith · March 28, 2019 at 9:08 am

No hate but the reason why the horses head is so high is because your pulling on the bit too much and the horse looks very agitated. Also put your hands down so it doesn't put so much pressure on the horses mouth. Also because your riding on quite hard ground you might need to get the horses shod so it doesn't hurt their hooves. Also proper tack should be with every horse and the proper knowledge of looking after and riding a horse is very important otherwise it's thought as abuse. No hate

Tookieslam · April 6, 2019 at 11:59 pm

I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road, I'm gonna ride till I can't no more

U_trayder · April 8, 2019 at 12:06 am

I’m only hear because of old town road

NorthPhillyKane · April 10, 2019 at 8:33 pm

“Can’t nobody tell me nothinnnnnng”

Dizzy Jim · April 17, 2019 at 3:23 pm

This is fuckn stupid. Asfalt harms the legs of the horse if you ride roo much. Also proper equipment is kwy

Alfonso Nighar · April 21, 2019 at 7:23 am

I got the horses on the back

nhân bùi · May 18, 2019 at 1:34 am

yo road old town =))

Tatanka Itancan L.E. · May 21, 2019 at 2:23 am

These guys got a YouTube channel or website?
I'd love to help these guys to better understand a horse and how to take care of their tack
I'd bring em out to the country and take em on a trail ride so they can fully experience riding horse than riding in the streets all the time

Deborah Eldridge · May 22, 2019 at 5:12 pm

The real Old Town Road

JUNE十八 · May 25, 2019 at 12:11 pm


Rotarylab S · May 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm

I don't know why but I love this good horse shit..

Pagan Min · May 29, 2019 at 10:16 am

I got horse in the black

Reignbeau Crow · May 30, 2019 at 1:46 am

I super love horses, but don't know too much technical stuff… but wouldn't running, or trotting on hard concrete require special shoes? Those had a metallic sound. Just seems nothing to absorb the shock of the concrete would eventually lead to some leg, and/or foot problems…. but I wouldn't know… just a thought.

oh yeah yeah army · May 31, 2019 at 8:01 am

Lil Nas X is better than you

MrDoodle · June 1, 2019 at 11:13 pm

When you take your horse to the horse to the old town road

Insert Username · June 2, 2019 at 12:17 pm

I got the horses in the back…

Caleb_is_ cuk · June 14, 2019 at 3:05 am

A book is about this it's called ghetto cowboy and it is a good book check it out

noel kelly · June 20, 2019 at 6:09 pm

in the 2:60 time what is he doing to that horse

VoidGamingYT · June 26, 2019 at 1:45 am

I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road, I'm gonna, ride till I can't no more.

Alyssa Palmer · July 7, 2019 at 10:44 pm

100% Horse Abuse. This guy needs a big pain bit in his mouth and force to run on the streets with metal and nails in his shoes and see how he likes it. Horses don't belong in cities they belong in the grass in the courtney. That horse is telling him stop hurting me by throwing up it's head and throwing him off her back but he is not understanding or caring that he is hurting his horse. Poor horse 🐎.

Get Likes · July 20, 2019 at 2:47 am

So this is where lil nas x came from!?

Get Likes · July 20, 2019 at 2:52 am

Back then when slavery got out there were so many black cowboys it hurts to see now when u think of a cowboy the first thing that pops up in your brain is a white man with a horse and cows there’s so many black cowboys young and old coming from a white teenager my friend is black and he comes to work cows he’s a helluva good hand too

Cody 11B · July 20, 2019 at 11:04 am

Love seeing African American men doing this it's a GREAT messages horses are so therapeutic they saved me from suicide I live for my animals . Btw I'm a purple heart recipient and combat veteran and I went thru hella depression and anxiety till I found my love of horses

Beats VS Bars(216) · July 21, 2019 at 5:20 pm

Nice work getting young people to participate in doing something different

Lizz DBD · July 25, 2019 at 10:28 am

I got the horses in the back

Kevarimopo · July 27, 2019 at 3:49 pm

I got the horses in the back

Kendriel Sindoni · August 6, 2019 at 6:13 am

In Puerto Rico this is common

S T · August 6, 2019 at 2:54 pm


Kylie and Artesana · August 9, 2019 at 6:31 pm

this video makes me so upset, there are many things wrong with this video that I do not even know where to begin. the “riders” are not only putting themselves in danger but the horses as well. they are lucky no one got hurt, especially on the pavement and yanking on their mouths… as someone that has been riding competitively for years I would never trot or canter on the pavement because of how easy it is for the horse to slip, and the riders are not making it any easier for the horse to stay balanced by kicking and pulling…

Sonamy · August 14, 2019 at 2:25 pm

I don't wanna live in the hospital it's scary 🙁

Fantastic Fusion · August 15, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Why the hell everyone in the comments writing a novel to a Harry Potter book

Ryanne Barlow · August 16, 2019 at 1:18 am

Sam Knight · August 22, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Edris Elba is here in Strawberry Mansion North Philly filming for his new movie about Philadelphia cowboys.

Kyle Davis · August 23, 2019 at 12:03 am

1:00 That little girl is so cute!! “I love horses!”

Adri22 m · August 31, 2019 at 3:43 am

Nice but horses should not be subjected to any city

Todd Davis · September 7, 2019 at 11:21 am


Renee D · September 14, 2019 at 5:57 pm

That horse is LAME.

Mincho Fierro · September 16, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Negros locos

TheSassyLibertarian · September 22, 2019 at 5:22 pm

Fact: men are 50% sexier on a horse

lapis lazuli Lioness · September 24, 2019 at 1:31 am

There is nothing more attractive to me, than a black man riding a horse 😘

basant vimal sharma · September 27, 2019 at 3:25 am

Horse saddle is hiding some white powder in a small plastic bag .my crystal ball told me so and my ball is never wrong.

Kvaughn Washington · September 27, 2019 at 6:34 pm

Y’all need to come to a trailride zydeco

ElDucciTv · October 6, 2019 at 2:01 am

It’s such a beautiful thing to do, Uma get me one when I get my monies

ICanPostMyOpinionAndNoOneKnowsWhoIAm · October 7, 2019 at 3:25 am

This is a great story but he really needs lessons or Google cause he doesnt know what hes doing. Ik ppl gonna say "hes learning" hes trotting and cantering making his horse rear but doesnt even know to keep his heels down or the proper way to sit or how to hold those reins. Sorry but this is sad and I hope he can get lessons soon cause he could be a great rider one day

3 Brendan · October 10, 2019 at 11:07 am

i love how people complain about the "bad condition" this horse is kept in but the don't bat an eye about the millions of people and children who live in extreme poverty and have it way way wayyy worse than a stupid animal sorry but it's the truth

Booker Uzzell · October 11, 2019 at 4:37 pm

I realize that quite a few of people here do like the fact that someone have found enjoyment as benign as horseback riding!I also see a few of you have spoken to the horse and it told you it was in a great deal of pain!Because of all of the traffic,I don't think this horse travel more than 2,3miles at time!In Philly,come on!?!?!But not to worry citizens,law enforcement will pull him over and promptly ticket him for obstructing traffic, no license plate,no insurance and whole host of other things and haul him off to jail!Or better yet,someone will call the cops and tell them that they saw a black man on a horse and they never seen that before!They will assume that the animal is stolen and they will pursue him, catch him and then hang him as a horse thief!HAPPY HATERS!!!If NOT a hater send him a bale of alfalfa or bag grain and please be happy for someone else for a change!🐴🤠🐎🚎😊

I Love My Demons' · October 13, 2019 at 1:38 am

This is perfect…I can use this to get to my parents! To make them get me a horse! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! THANK YOOOOOOOOOOOUUU!!!!!!

Iqbal Iqbal · October 14, 2019 at 8:43 pm

Replace all the fuel cars with horse drawn carriages.

Brenda Swanson · October 16, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Embrace your gift kid 😉 you are a beautiful soul… Absolutely horses have the ability to heal and love

kobyn greathouse · October 19, 2019 at 10:47 pm

Not being the bad guy but concrete and pavement is horrible for horses feet

Lily Begmatov · October 20, 2019 at 10:34 pm

I guess you can say I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road 🤠

grumpy buster Byrne · October 23, 2019 at 8:33 am

It's not a ideal place to have horses but the look in good health

Guilherme · October 30, 2019 at 11:37 pm

I'm gonna take my horse to the Old Town Road…

Liz Purfect · October 30, 2019 at 11:54 pm

Also watch the musicvideo Feel the Love
(Rudimental) 🐎

Gillian OConnor · November 6, 2019 at 10:36 pm

More helmet, less pulling on the reins

snurk agurk · November 18, 2019 at 2:10 pm

This is some hardcore bde

realdeal steal · December 2, 2019 at 9:07 pm

We should go back to riding horses to get to places in town

Amory Guenin · December 6, 2019 at 2:43 pm

When i was young i loved horse riding ! My friends tell me thats is gay stuff but they forgot that roman emperors had horses, knights had horses, cowboy had horses and Gengis Khan had horses ! so horse riding is badass ! (excuse my english i'm a frenchman)

Rhys R · December 12, 2019 at 3:30 am

Your using horses for attention this is bad for there feet and a very bad environment they need grass and field to run in these horses don’t look happy they deserve better

White Ranger Tiger Power · December 18, 2019 at 2:40 am

Any of that shit starts again unaware to god I’ll kill ya over ya not gettin ur shit together

Rocket Man · December 26, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Hats off to those who offered to help these guys rather than criticize them.

Echo Eventing · December 31, 2019 at 8:12 am

Omg this is terrible and he is yanking on the poor horses face! They are applauding you abusing the shit out of the poor horse!

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