Items

Forums
 
Horse Carriage Trade Update
 By Winniefield Park   •   7th Jun 2017   •   2,440 views   •   0 comments
Horse drawn carriages come have come under scrutiny again with incidents, bans and protests in Melbourne, Rome, New York, and Montreal.

In Montreal, Canada, calls to end the carriage trade within the city have intensified. Two incidents during the first long weekend of the summer. In one, a horse fell, requiring the assistance of onlookers and a veterinarian to help it regain its feet. In another, a horse tripped and fell, crashing the vehicle it was hitched to after the driver lost control. The driver had to be treated for minor injuries.

Montreal
Last year, the mayor of Montreal tried to put a one-year ban on carriages operating within the city. But the ban was struck down in court. The Montreal Montreal SPCA supports the ban. There are fears that this being the year of Montrealís 375th anniversary and Canadaís sesquicentennial that more tourists in the city may mean more accidents on the already crowded streets. Both recent incidents were attributed to horses tripping over sidewalk curbs. Protests are being organized for the end of May. An online petition started in 2015 has been revived following the weekend carriage accidents.



New York
The debate over whether the carriage trade in New York continues. Outraged surged again when news spread of a horse falling on a taxi within Manhattan. The horses were being ridden from their stable to the location of their carriage in Central Park. One horse spooked, running backward with its rider and falling with its head awkwardly against a taxi van. The horse was checked over, and later a veterinarian was seen coming out of the stable and it was reported that the horse only suffered a few minor scrapes and bruises. Still, many people see this is just another accident that proves that horses do not belong on the streets of New York.

Rome
The city of Rome has about forty horse-drawn carriage operators. There were plans to end horse-drawn carriages in the city, but pressure from the operators forced city government to abandon the plan. Extreme heat, crowded, slippery roads and loud noises are faced by the horses making many believe that the city of Rome is no place for a horse. Many complain that currently there are laws about the treatment of carriage horses, but no enforcement of the law. Ideally, the horse carriages would be replaced by the electric cars bought for the purpose in 2015, but not yet used.

Melbourne
Starting June 30, the city of Melbourne, Australia will not be issuing permits for new carriages within the city. Years of protest by activists has put pressure on city officials to bring an end to the carriage trade there. Existing carriages are being confined to areas with less traffic as accidents have happened when carriage drivers have done U-turns in front of busy tourist spots. Not all carriages have permits, however, since the roadways in Melbourne are under the jurisdiction of VicRoads, the traffic authority in that area and have a legal right to travel on the roadways. That means the city officials have no say, just as if they were cyclists, over their right to be on the roadways. However, where they can stop for passengers can be subject to rules. Activists hope, however, that the public will understand that horses and vehicles are a bad mix and that Melbourneís carriage trade is coming to an end.
Horse News More PB Articles About:  carriage,
Horse News More In This Category:  Horse Rescue and Abuse      Horse News More From This Author:  Winniefield Park
 Related Horse News
Is it Time To End Horse Drawn Carriages in New York City
29th Jan 2014   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
I've had to spend some time in the city lately, and I can't say I've particularly enjoyed the experience. With its crowded sidewalks, bumper-to-bumper traffic, car exhaust and strange smells, potholes and streetcar tracks, flashin ...
Looking at the Arguments Against the Carriage Trade
5th Jun 2016   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
While I fundamentally agree that the time for the carriage trade in its present form is past, some of the arguments you see online against it donít make sense.The public often doesnít see horses in the same way Ďhorse peopleí do, ...
Horse Carriage Trade Update
7th Jun 2017   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
In Montreal, Canada, calls to end the carriage trade within the city have intensified. Two incidents during the first long weekend of the summer. In one, a horse fell, requiring the assistance of onlookers and a veterinarian to he ...
Horse Collapses at Sugar Shack Wagon Ride
25th Apr 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Animal activists cry foul as video of a horse pulling a wagon load of tourists enjoying a day at a maple sugar bush fell. The Montreal SPCA is investigating and the contractor who ran the wagon ride at the sugar bush has suspende ...
Another Caleche Horse Collapses Weeks Before Ban
9th Nov 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
CalŤche horses in the city of Montreal are again in the focus of animal rights activists. This time a horse slipped as it crossed a metal plate and ended up lying on its side in the street. Although the police found no abuse of th ...
Victoria BC Horse Carriage Ban
22nd Jun 2018   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
The rumblings about the carriage trade in Victoria have been ongoing for some time now. An incident last May has brought the business under harder scrutiny. Earlier this spring, two horses pulling a carriage fell on the street. A ...
Rescue Homes For Carriage Horses
3rd May 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
As of January 1, 2020, the carriage trade came to an end. As a result, the calache horses were given other jobs, or retired. One organization, A Horse Tales Rescue is providing homes for former carriage trade horses, helping them ...
Montreal Carriage Rides End
26th Jan 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
After years of controversy the city of Montreal, Quebec, caleches, the quaint carriage rides through the historic city are banned as of January 1, 2020. The tourist districts will no longer hear the familiar clip clop of hooves as ...
Savannah Carriage Rides in Extreme Heat
5th Jun 2019   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Like so many other cities and tourist areas around the world, Savannah, Georgia is grappling with issues surrounding carriage horses. Even in the hottest days of summer, Savannahís three carriage operators give tours through histo ...
Istanbul Tourist Carriage Horses In Dire Condition
9th Feb 2020   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
It often seems that tourism and horses is an unfortunate mix, especially when the offerings go unregulated. Such is the case in Istanbul, where carriage rides have come under scrutiny. Combined with a deadly virual outbreak, Istan ...
  View More PonyBox Related Horse Articles
 More News by Winniefield Park
Blood Moon Creations Breaks 104.25 inch Jump Record with BMC Broken Test
23rd Jan 2022   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Blood Moon Creations has started off 2022 with a new record. BMC Broken Test has cleared 104.25 inches, a record-setting jump. The 15.1 hand Arabian mare reached the #3 spot at the age of 13 years while sitting in the #30 rank. At ...
🏹 Kyrgyzstan Female Horse Archer Breaking Tradition
22nd Jan 2022   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
There are still places in the world where menís and womenís roles are very rigidly defined and there are some things that girls just donít do. Kyrgyzstan is one such place and women are not traditionally hunters or participate in ...
🎆Fireworks and Horses
21st Jan 2022   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
New Yearís celebrations often include fireworks. Many communities have rules around the use of fireworks, while others have bans or no rules at all. Fireworks can be a hazard to animals and humans and itís not unusual for horses ...
Wild Horses Stopping Traffic Common in Ruidoso New Mexico
18th Jan 2022   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Wild horses recently brought traffic to a halt in New Mexico. While some see the wandering horses as hazardous, many people are glad to share the road with them. The horses are a common sight to locals of Ruidoso, a small town nes ...
🥇 Mirky in a Box Breaks Long Standing Jump Record at 104 Inches
16th Jan 2022   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
As we jump into 2022 Mirky in a Box sets a new jump record at 104 inches cleared by their 15.1 hand Thoroughbred mare ! Vezina. Not only has this mare set a record, but she has also reached the #1 rank and earned 1,155,950 PB by t ...
🥳 PonyBox Winners to Kick Off 2022
9th Jan 2022   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
*FT Tin Man rung the new year in with a showing in the #1 rank earning the Top Horse on PonyBox. The 14.3 hand Thoroughbred stallion from the Freezahs TBs stable had 378,800PB in winnings at the age of 14 and cleared 99.75" as his ...
🇫🇮 Lapland Finland Winter Wonderland
8th Jan 2022   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
The largest and most northerly region of Finland is called Lapland and some would argue is where Santa has returned now that Christmas is past. Whether or not Santa is in residence, itís also a wintertime tourist destination and i ...
Crabbet Bred Arabians Original Video From 1878
30th Dec 2021   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
Lord and Lady Blunt began the Crabbet Stud near Sussex, England in 1878 and the three stallions in this footage are found in many pedigrees. Crabbet bred Arabians are still known for their temperaments, hardiness and often, their ...
  View All News by Winniefield Park
 
©2002 - 2022   PonyBox LLC Create Account Advertise Terms Privacy Contact Us
164 Members Online 271,053 Registered Members 3,003 News Articles 13,137,605 Unique News Article Views 316,929,356 Website Views