Polo program offers Philly teens life lessons
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Sydney Rutledge did not grow up dreaming of having a horse she could call her own. She had more pressing matters to face -- like gang violence, teen pregnancy and a raging drug epidemic in her neighborhood, one of the poorest in Philadelphia.
But when a friend told her about a program in which she could spend her afternoons caring for purebred horses while learning to ride them -- for free -- she was intrigued. She followed her friend to the barn to see what it was all about. It was ...
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