Air Quality

There is currently zero evidence that carriage horses are suffering from any respiratory issues caused by pollution from traffic, and there is no data to suggest that moving the carriage stands would significantly improve either air quality or respiratory health. Read More

Enforcement

The current stands are all located in close proximity to each other. This makes enforcement simple for the DOHMH and NYPD, as carriages are all parked near each other and individual drivers/horses who may be subject to complaints are easy Read More

Stress and Carriage Horses

Does the traffic and noise of Central Park South stress out horses? The answer is a resounding no.  

Sun and Heat

Currently, the existing stands get a significant amount of shade throughout the year from the buildings on the south side of Central Park South and the super-talls behind them. The proposed boarding locations at W. 67thSt. and E. 72ndSt. do Read More

Hills

Currently the carriage stands are all relatively flat. Two of the proposed stands are on significant hills at W. 72ndSt. and 7thAve. inside the park. These hills, where horses will spend most of their workdays, adds undue extra “work” for Read More

Water

The proposed rule limits accessibility to water. Water is vital to horse health. The average-sized horse drinks 15-20 gallons of water per day. They drink even more when it’s hot outside and they are sweating. Nevertheless, it is important for Read More

Horses

The proposed rule change will have a negative impact on horse welfare. WaterThe proposed rule limits accessibility to water. Water is vital to horse health. The average-sized horse drinks 15-20 gallons of water per day. They drink even more when Read More