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Compton Jr. Posse Fights Gang Membership on Horseback

By Caleigh Wells
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

LOS ANGELES — Since local violence peaked in the 1990s, the Compton neighborhood has battled gang culture and worked to lower its high crime rates. For 30 years one after-school program has found success keeping kids off the streets by putting them on horses.

And according to The Horse Channel, a new study suggests riding horses can also help youth develop self-control and decision making.

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