Viral sensation ‘Dread Head Cowboy’ on riding his horse in the George Floyd protests: ‘I had to represent Chicago’

Ji Suk Yi

Adam Hollingsworth, better know as The Dreadhead Cowboy takes the Chicago streets along with protesters.

If you’re a Chicagoan, you have seen Adam Hollingsworth, better know as the Dread Head Cowboy, riding his horse throughout the city. Adam spoke with Ji about becoming a viral sensation, riding along with the protesters over the weekend, being falsely accused of stealing a horse from the police on social media, his car being vandalized, and what it like owning five horses. Adam has a GoFundMe so he can teach children in his community how to ride & take care of horses and travel to other inner-city areas! To contribute, visit

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Born in South Korea, Ji Suk Yi immigrated to the U.S. when she was almost five years old. She had an eclectic childhood— a fusion of Southern and Korean American culture. She’s called Chicago home since 2006. (Click for more.)
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