What happens to all the horses who are no longer able to work in the grueling horse carriage business – the ones who have pulled carriages full of tourists on asphalt streets, breathing in car exhaust; on the most humid days? Certainly a life in a horse sanctuary or one on a farm being loved by a wonderful family only awaits a very few. The average working life of a NYC carriage horse is only four years. When a horse is no longer able to do the job, the easiest and quickest way for an owner to dispose of him is to bring the horse to auction – such as the infamous horse auction in New Holland, Pennsylvania. Many of these horses are sold for slaughter – a sad end to a sad life.
A few, however, are saved and live out their days in peace and contentment. These are some of their stories.
A Committee of the Coalition For New York City Animals, Inc.
The Coalition for
NYC Animals, Inc.
P.O. Box 20247
Park West Station
New York, NY 10025
Bobby II Freedom
former NYC carriage horse previously known as Billy ID# 2873 rescued by the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages and Equine Advocates on June 25, 2010 from the New Holland auctions.