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Strawberry Mansion: Resident Teaches Responsibility Through Horses

Strawberry Mansion: Resident Teaches Responsibility Through Horses

Al Lynch was born to be a horseman. Almost literally. He was born at a horse stable at 27th and Dauphin streets while his father was feeding horses. Lynch developed his love of horses while growing up in Strawberry Mansion. His father had his own horses and would also utilize them for jobs such as hauling, […]

 By Mara A. Model and George R. Weaver

Kensington: Local Stable Hopes to Bring Horses Back into Mainstream

Kensington: Local Stable Hopes to Bring Horses Back into Mainstream

Hidden behind a gated apartment complex and a cobblestone road lies one of the last remaining horse stables in Kensington. The Olde City Carriage Company at 2214 Blair St. was once home to more than 50 boarded horses. Now, the family-owned- and-operated company is down to three horses that work with Philadelphia Carriage Tours in Center […]

 By Nicole Dalrymple

Northeast: Riding Academy Helps Those in Need

Northeast: Riding Academy Helps Those in Need

It’s been some time since 27-year-old Kristy Spressark was here. She remembers the various skills she obtained when she started as a child. Although the realization has set in that once seemingly easy tasks now require more effort than she recalls. Spressark has a cavernoma, a cluster of abnormal blood vessels mainly found in the […]