New Documentary About New York Carriage Horses

Global Horse Culture Archive on December 4, 2007, 7:15


New York City is famous for the carriage horses that give rides to tourists in and around Central Park. The sad side of this romantic sight is that the horses live and work in extremely difficult circumstances: working in extreme weather, working in heavy traffic and exhaust fumes, and being stabled in multi-story urban buildings with no turnout and iffy fire-protection.

I have enjoyed learning to drive my horse over the last few years, and she is well trained to tolerate passing traffic, should the need arise. But I would never subject her to the chaos of a major city - with sirens,


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