Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Who knows these days
YouTube is weird . . . Whenever I need to blow off some steam, I go there.
I think I have seen one horse, ever, in NYC that looked even a little off. Most of the horses love to work, and the drivers love their horses. When I was there a few weeks ago, a cabbie almost rammed into a horse. The carriage driver went NUTS, and almost started a fight right outside of FAO Schwarz! He was swearing and beating on the cab's window, screaming "if you ever comes near my horse again I'll f------ kill you!"
My mom's cousin used to be a NYC carriage driver, and she said their horses were cared for better than many of the show horses she used to be around. Now she has six or so retired carriage horses out on a farm in Kansas.
“Thoroughbreds are the best. They’re lighter, quicker and more
intelligent. The best of any breed is the Thoroughbred horse, the best
of that breed is better than any other breed." - George Morris