In the year 2025, Voyager stopped sending signals back to earth from between the stars and everyone in Los Angeles had run out of gas a few years before. Tiny Martinez ran a livery stable of old race horses that he got for free when Del Mar closed in 2018. He rode the last train down there, saddled up one of the horses and the other 25 followed him up the PCH to his tin shed in the hood. They had no choice but to follow him north to live cause going south meant certain death in the abattoirs in Mexico.
Tiny learned to ride at a camp for hoodlums when he was ten. It was a
couple of years before the War of the Gasoline and the school bus would pick
him up along with a bunch of other hoodlums who are all dead now and they'd ride way out into the hills to this camp where this white lady,
who was famous cause she went to the Olympics on a dapple grey horse named Cyanometer, taught
them how to sit proper in the saddle and brush the horses and what to
feed the horses and what not to feed the horses - "don't feed them
cheeseburgers," she said that a lot.