On July 26, 2020, thirty equestrians gathered in Marin Headlands for the Heels Down Fists Up demonstration in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Their fists were held high as Brianna Noble led the way, riding the same horse that sparked her worldwide recognition at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Oakland two months earlier. Now, she’s utilizing her celebrity as a platform to bring in donations and sponsorships for her ranch, Mulatto Meadows, as well as her nonprofit organization, the Humble Horsemanship Project, which aims to provide local youth with affordable access to horseback riding lessons and education. 

Photographed in Sausalito, Calif. for SFGATE.

Text by Amanda Bartlett.

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