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Anti-carriage group NYCLASS distributed this photograph of carriage horse "Max" collapsed in Central Park
Photo Of Collapsed Carriage Horse Sparks Anti-Carriage Group’s Outrage

Photographs of a New York carriage horse named Max show the gray gelding lying on his side in Central Park last Tuesday, and according to the New York Post, the pictures have sparked outrage from NYCLASS, a local anti-carriage group. “Horses don’t just collapse,” said a NYCLASS spokesperson. “Something happened — and the city should […]

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Deal Finally Struck For Carriage Horses In Central Park

The lengthy political discussion about whether or not to allow carriage horses to continue to operate in New York City’s Central Park has finally come to an end. According to the Associated Press, a deal was announced Sunday by New York City officials that will keep the horses operating, albeit in smaller numbers. While specific […]

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Study Reveals NYC Carriage Horses Don’t Appear To Find Work Stressful

The presence of carriage horses in New York City continues to make headlines periodically, as city officials, animal welfare activists, and celebrities add their voices to the debate. The argument dates back to 2007, when the first bill to ban the carriages was introduced with the support of several politicians and animal welfare groups, who […]

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A Different Kind Of Painted Pony

Nick, a 22-year-old carriage horse from Mackinac Island, Mich., has taken up a new hobby in retirement: painting. Now living at the Danada Equestrian Center, Nick can produce six or more abstract artworks in a 20-minute session. Nick learned to paint by being plied with carrots, says Margaret Gitter, who helped teach Nick to paint. […]

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A carriage horse ran wild through The Market in Charleston, SC.
Are Charleston Carriage Horses Safe?

Heavy machinery has been spooking carriage horses in downtown Charleston, S.C., incident reports show. The city of Charleston’s Tourism Department had had 18 carriage horse incidents reported since 2012. Three of the incidents involved carriages and heavy equipment; there is more equipment present as construction on the peninsula has increased in the last few years. […]

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