- Urban Horsemen Philadelphia-
Philadelphia is unique to the United States to have a African American Urban Horse Community. In the 1950´s people started replacing the horse-drawn carriages in major cities in the United States of America by trucks. The people who worked with the horses tended to be African Americans and a lot of these people had a love for their horses so they kept their animals even though they could not use them as working animals anymore. That is the birth of the Urban Riding culture in Philadelphia. What once started as a traditional cowboy community now mixed up with influences of modern times in Philadelphia´s ghettos.