Concrete Cowboy: 5 Things You Should Know About The Fletcher Street Stables After Watching The Netflix Movie

The stables on Fletcher Street offer riders and horses a second chance for at least 100 years

Concrete Cowboy’s version of the Fletcher Street Stables provided a safe haven for Cole (Caleb McLaughlin) to venture off the streets of Philadelphia and find a better life for himself while also bonding with his estranged father, Harp (Idris Elba). The real-life stables in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philly have served a similar purpose for more than 100 years. They help riders of all ages reinvigorate their lives and give countless horses a second chance to create an unbreakable bond and long legacy in the process.

In early 2017, more than four years before Concrete Cowboy’s Netflix debut, The Atlantic published a photo essay by photographer Ann Sophie Lindstrom that showed the riders and horses in their common natural environment: abandoned houses, shops and empty lots had been turned into stables, stables, and a sanctuary that at times seemed safe from the world beyond its little rest, adding:

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