Happy Endings


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.

TEDDY - THE GENTLE GIANT - May 2007

 

 

Update: MS. LILLY O’REILLY - February 2007

 

 

MS. LILLY O'REILLY - March 2006

 


The Boston Carriage Horse – Vicky Berry – March 2006

 

 

CHESTER ELLIOT

 

 

 

MOOSE – A FORMER NYC CARRIAGE HORSE

 

 

 


 
 

 

Coalition To Ban
Horse-Drawn Carriages


A Committee of the Coalition For New York City Animals, Inc.


Contact:
The Coalition for
NYC Animals, Inc.

P.O. Box 20247
Park West Station
New York, NY 10025

e-mail
Coalition@banhdc.org



To honor
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.


In memory of
Lilly Rose O'Reilly
former NYC carriage horse previously known as Dada ID# 2711 R.I.P.August, 2007