As residents went off to war, college, and greater opportunities, Richland Farms shifted from an agricultural center to an urban equestrian community. The passing down of lessons through generations slowed, and contrary to his father's wishes, Tomas Carlos became an architect instead of a 'Charro'. But when his father fell into a diabetic coma, Tomas began embracing the "Charro" lifestyle. He bought and began racing horses and now joins his father in the Compton's city parade. They now ride proudly together as two true Charros - California style.