Yey I get what your saying, like I said in the op, I love seeing horse drawn carriages, I used to own a cart pony.. but I just think that big cities arent the place for horses, they should be out in the fields running around, breathing in fresh air enjoying themselves. Like they still have some in the capital here, Dublin. I was looking at this one horse, he looked really old and he was trembling when the cars were going past, was really thin and kept lifting his front legs, Id say he was sore from ponding on the hard roads day in day out.
I just think its a bitter sweet, 99% of these horses are very well turned out, well feed and generally are in good shape but personally I just think its to dangerous to have them in the big cities nowadays. Even on the most quiet country roads alot of drivers these days have no respect for horses, flying past, banging their horns, shouting abuse. Its unbelieveable. But the sad fact is it happens. But at least if your on your horse out for a hack and a car comes flying around the corner you can get into a field out of the way but the horses in the cities have nowhere to run..