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  1. This is exactly it. The RARAs are attacking the...

    This is exactly it. The RARAs are attacking the best (be it Chicago or NYC carriage operations, SeaWorld, Ringling Bros), because if their standards don't live up to some imaginary RARA standard,...
  2. Ray - NYCLASS lists both PETA and the HSUS as...

    Ray - NYCLASS lists both PETA and the HSUS as "partner organizations." NYCLASS's board members (2 of 3) Steve Nislick and Wendy Neu, are huge PETA supporters. Nislick's storage company, Manhattan...
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    The stable manager at the NYC carriage stable on...

    The stable manager at the NYC carriage stable on 52nd St. threw up his hands a year or so ago and painted the bottom half (even to the half walls of the stall dividers) of the whitewashed walls black.
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    I like the comparison between the photo in the...

    I like the comparison between the photo in the NYTimes blog and the edited, captioned one, that cuts out the windows and calls the stall "DARK" and alleges it has "NO BEDDING." Wheels spinning hard...
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    They look miserable because they weren't...

    They look miserable because they weren't *immediately* getting carrots and instead I was futzing around with the cameraphone. :D
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    Do you know why 12x12 is "standard"? Because it's...

    Do you know why 12x12 is "standard"? Because it's the standard length that lumber (and most other hardware) comes in! To make things 10x10 or 11x11 or 13x13 would require extra cutting or custom...
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    Even if it is not how YOU would keep your...

    Even if it is not how YOU would keep your horse... is it "NASTY"?

    Heavy rubber mats, shavings (more added later), windows and ventilation... is this evidence of the "abuse" that NYCLASS claims the...
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    One of my favorite things about all four NYC...

    One of my favorite things about all four NYC carriage stables is that all of the stalls have half walls or slats on all sides except for the sides made up by the exterior walls of the building....
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    Dimensions in this stable are approximately 10x10...

    Dimensions in this stable are approximately 10x10 box stalls.
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    Photo was taken during the day, probably mid- to...

    Photo was taken during the day, probably mid- to late-morning, after the horse had gone out to work for the dayshift, and would not be back until late afternoon/early evening.

    At any rate, if...
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    You mean Birnkrant? Yes... and I see she's not...

    You mean Birnkrant? Yes... and I see she's not getting much traction...
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    IS. THIS. NASTY?

    The New York Times editors want to know what you think of this stall.

    http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/17/is-this-nasty/?smid=pl-share
  13. Emails needed ASAP--American Equine Summit, Horse Slaughter... and carriage horses???

    So it came to our attention that Equine Advocates in Chatham, NY is having their 2013 American Equine Summit this weekend. The topic is horse slaughter....
  14. The only reason that the carriage horses haven't...

    The only reason that the carriage horses haven't been run out of town is that we've been here for 155 years, and the opposition has NO SUBSTANTIVE SUPPORT for their "cruelty" allegations. The horses...
  15. Yeah, just a few!

    Yeah, just a few!
  16. Horses and Animal Rights at the center of the NYC Mayoral Campaign?

    In today's New York Times:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/13/nyregion/animal-rights-becomes-surprise-topic-in-new-york-mayoral-race.html

    As has been discussed AT LENGTH on this board, the...
  17. During the day during the week, carriage rides...

    During the day during the week, carriage rides are limited to the Park and streets adjacent to it.

    Late at night (after 11:30 PM) carriages are allowed in the Times Square district. The night...
  18. I am one of those lucky people who has driven in...

    I am one of those lucky people who has driven in both urban and rural areas on the road. (I have been a carriage driver in Philadelphia, am currently a driver in New York City, and have driven on...
  19. No, you are not mistaken. Conor actively sought...

    No, you are not mistaken. Conor actively sought out an interview. He talked to the gal who was interviewing people and she said that her boss had sent her out to cover NYCLASS's car thing, at the...
  20. This segment was filmed at about 11:00 AM on a...

    This segment was filmed at about 11:00 AM on a WEDNESDAY. Traffic in Midtown, while occasionally hairy, is not as bad as all that. (When Donny Moss made his anti-carriage propaganda film, Blinders,...
  21. It's going to be a grand time! Be sure to check...

    It's going to be a grand time! Be sure to check our website for updates and to register for the stable tours and buy tickets for the Gala Benefit.

    Blue Star Equiculture is a great non-profit...
  22. While I seriously doubt that the proposed bills...

    While I seriously doubt that the proposed bills would stand up to a legal challenge on constitutional and jurisdictional grounds (not to mention property rights)... it's easy to see why an animal...
  23. The fact that heretofore no one read her blog is...

    The fact that heretofore no one read her blog is how she's gotten away with things for so long with the rest of the equestrian community.

    When the horse people wake up to the antics of the...
  24. All of the anti-carriage-horse legislation (and...

    All of the anti-carriage-horse legislation (and let's be sure to call the legislation what it is, and what these people are: anti-carriage-HORSE, not anti-CARRIAGE, because they're fine with stupid,...
  25. Laura KY - It's pretty typical of Elizabeth Forel...

    Laura KY - It's pretty typical of Elizabeth Forel to threaten people with lawsuits (that never come). I myself have been obliquely threatened, after Blue Star Equiculture published our FACTUAL...
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