Editor's Note: This is the first of two pieces about Philadelphia's Work to Ride program. The second will post on CNN's In America blog tomorrow.
See an earlier story about polo players from Philadelphia's inner-city who are breathing new life into one of the oldest sports.
By Sarah Hoye, CNN
Charlottesville, Virginia (CNN) – Brothers Kareem and Daymar Rosser are riding high in world of polo.
Growing up, the brothers feared the streets in the West Philadelphia neighborhood known as “the bottom.”
It was almost a decade ago when they first stumbled upon a former mounted police stable in the heart of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park being used by a group of kids now making headlines.
There they met Lezlie Hiner who offered the boys - then in middle school - a chance to ride horses in exchange for working in the barn through her non-profit, Work To Ride.
They haven’t looked back since.