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    Default NY carriage horse controversy continues




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    The owner is disingenuous -- she told the Amish farmer to sell the old carriage horse and didn't know that he would almost certainly go to New Holland????

    If you believe that I have a nice bridge to sell you.


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    I really do want to give the carriage horse stables the benefit of the doubt, and I think there's nothing wrong in principle with having horses in urban environments, working for a living etc. The world doesn't work that way and I'm not a fan of piles of regulations telling people how to do every little thing.

    However!!! Disingenious is a good word for it!

    I just don't believe the owners of this stable mentioned in the article are *that* naive after how many decades in the business (and probably many, many decades interacting with Lancaster County to buy and sell driving horses).



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    If I won the lottery I would open up a retirement farm where carriage horses could come retire for free. And school horses. And camp horses.

    I have a place in my heart for all those old horses who have given so much to people over the years.


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    Having seen the happy life horses have at your place, that would be a wonderful thing.



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    I totally agree SMF11.
    I know a lot of people love and work hard for the OTTB's, and I even have a one.
    But its the carriage horses, camp horses and lesson horses who steal my heart.



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    Default Carriage horses OK in Philly—NOT in New York!

    My goodness, people, have you never spent a hot summer day on your feet in New York City? Anyone who advocates for the continuation of the carriage horse industry in Manhattan simply has never experienced the Baked Apple.
    Not to mention the stables: they are horrid, unventilated places under the West Side Highway.
    I don't mind carriage horses in Philadelphia, where I live, so much. This city retains the shape of its original design, which was laid out especially for the efficient use of horses. Old City has its carriage horses here, and I feel sorry for them only when it's really hot. Manhattan lost its conveniences for horses fifty years ago.



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    Um, who are you? Do you realize this thread is 2.5 years old? I guess people in Texas better air condition their barns, or seckhoff is comin' fer yer horses!!
    \"Non-violence never solved anything.\" C. Montgomery Burns



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    S/he bumped up another old thread on the same subject.


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    I know, I could only be bothered to scold It once.
    \"Non-violence never solved anything.\" C. Montgomery Burns



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    Not to feed the troll, but the carriage horses in Philly looked so much worse to me than the ones in NYC. Much less well-kept (well, at least not as well-groomed!) There's no park or anywhere else around where they walk, so it always seemed dicey to me. NYC at least can go into the park...


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    Quote Originally Posted by seckhoff View Post
    My goodness, people, have you never spent a hot summer day on your feet in New York City? Anyone who advocates for the continuation of the carriage horse industry in Manhattan simply has never experienced the Baked Apple.
    Not to mention the stables: they are horrid, unventilated places under the West Side Highway.
    I don't mind carriage horses in Philadelphia, where I live, so much. This city retains the shape of its original design, which was laid out especially for the efficient use of horses. Old City has its carriage horses here, and I feel sorry for them only when it's really hot. Manhattan lost its conveniences for horses fifty years ago.
    Hmmm.
    Which of our stables in NYC have you been in?
    Did you know that we have temp regs in NYC?
    Did you know that Central Park was designed expressly for horse drawn carriages?
    Just a few questions to start....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MandyVA View Post
    Um, who are you? Do you realize this thread is 2.5 years old? I guess people in Texas better air condition their barns, or seckhoff is comin' fer yer horses!!
    <snort>
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