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Carriage life is no horseplay

Posted 10/21/22

To the editor:

Responding to Bob Croghan’s letter titled “Kill the horses?” (The Chief, Oct. 7): A recent poll revealed that 71 percent of New York City voters support a ban of horse carriages.  This poll was conducted in August, shortly after a carriage horse named Ryder collapsed in midtown.  A horrible, tragic image that echoed around the world. His owner misrepresented his age saying he was only 14 when he was well past retirement age – emaciated, with a chronic illness.    

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