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 get 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: