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Volume Thirteen - Issue Twelve
August 2009
san antonio carriage horses...are they protected?
H o r s e - d r a w n remove horses from the streets
for internal parasites every four
carriages in downtown San if they feel there is any danger
(4) months, and have their shoes
Antonio have long been a to the health and well-being of
reset every six (6) to eight (8)
common sight on our city the horse. They are often out
weeks. Shoes must have a non-
streets. For just as long, there monitoring the carriage stand
skid surface.
have been concerns of many of locations and other activities of
Horse-drawn carriage
our citizens and visitors about the carriages to keep a good eye
may operate every day from
the well-being of the horses on the horses as well as other
October 1 through April 30 only
that are pulling these carriages. aspects of the daily operations of
during the hours of 11:00 a.m.
A recent complaint by PETA the carriage industry.
to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to
after an incident involving a Following are para-
12:00 a.m. and every day from
downtown carriage horse (not a phrased excerpts taken directly
May 1 through September 30
Yellow Rose or HRH Carriage from the Chapter 33 ordinance
only during the hours of 9:00
horse) has again brought up which relate to the horses and
a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
questions on the well-being of their well-being. For those who
to 12:00 a.m. However, all car-
San Antonio carriage horses. would like to read the ordinance
riage service operations shall be
Most people do not in its entirety, a copy of Chapter
suspended whenever the ambi-
realize that the City of San An- 33 is available online at www.
ent weather temperature is at or
tonio has worked hard to create or from the city
exceeds 95°F.
A consecutive daily record ined and certified in writing by
an ordinance that addresses clerk’s office.
It is the responsibil-
of the movements of each horse a veterinarian to be fit to return
the health and well-being of Every horse that pulls
ity of the permit holder and the
shall be kept at the stable. Such to work.
these horses from many angles. a carriage must first be licensed
driver to:
records shall be made available at Horses have long been an
Many hours of research with vet- by the City of San Antonio. As
a) ensure that
any reasonable time and without intricate part of Texas culture
erinarians, with permit holders part of the licensing process, the
horses are not at work for more
prior notice for inspection by any and Texas history. The horse
(like Rich and Anne Van Dyke of permit holder is required to pro-
than ten (10) hours in any con-
officer of the police department drawn carriages and the horses
Yellow Rose and HRH Carriage vide a current health certificate
tinuous twenty-four (24) hour
or any veterinarian employed that pull them are a part of that
Co.’s), the general public, and and negative coggins, shot record,
by the city. great history. They are wonder-
animal welfare organizations has shoeing record, and the necessary
b) ensure that
The city manager shall pro- ful ambassadors for the city
produced a very comprehensive fee. Each horse is inspected by
horses are kept clean, especially
mulgate such rules and regula- of San Antonio. Many people
ordinance. In fact, the San Anto- the city veterinarian. Pictures
those areas in contact with the
tions as are necessary to carry out have come together to ensure
nio ordinance, Chapter 33 which are taken and an identification
harness or other tack.
the provisions of this ordinance the health and safety of these
covers all ground transportation number is assigned which must
c) ensure that
and to promote the health, safety horses. It is our hope that with
businesses, is one of the strictest be clearly visible on the horse’s
pads and other pieces of tack
and well-being of the licensed your support and your prayers
in the nation when it comes to hoof help the inspectors identify
are kept clean and in a safe and this chapter and/or veterinarians
horses. A veterinarian employed PETA and others like them will
horse-drawn carriages. each horse.
serviceable condition. employed by the city to pose
by the city shall be available on not make horses in downtown
The San Antonio In the operation of a
d) ensure that a threat to the health, safety or
a regular schedule and as may be San Antonio nothing more than
Ground Transportation Unit, carriage service, horses can be
appropriate and sufficient food well-being of the horse. If con-
necessary to provide inspections a fond memory.
GTU, is the city unit which is geldings or mares, must be at
and fresh, potable drinking water ditions develop while a horse is
and ascertain compliance with the For those of us who have
in charge of enforcement over least three years old; must weigh
are available for each as neces- being worked, the horse shall be
terms and conditions set forth in a personal relationship with the
Yellow Rose Carriage and other at least twelve hundred pounds;
sary.. returned to the stable by the most
the ordinance. horse, it is of critical importance
horse-drawn carriage companies and must be in such physical
e) not allow a direct route.
A horse may be removed that these great animals progress
in San Antonio. GTU is a divi- condition so as to perform the
horse to be worked on a public f) not allow a
from service by any officer with with us into the future of Texas;
sion of the police department required horse-drawn carriage
highway, path or street during horse to be worked if they appear
the power to enforce and/or any that no one forces us to make
and they have the authority to tasks without any undue stress
conditions which are determined unfit to include: lameness of
veterinarian employed with the them relics of our past.
issue warnings, citations, and/or or effort. Horses must be treated
by officers with power to enforce any kind, open sores or wounds
city if said individual determines Top Photo: Hardy and
caused or likely to be irritated by
amazing natural approach to
that removal of the horse is neces- Sherry at Crocket Street Carriage
the bearing surfaces of harness,
sary for health and safety reasons stand.
bridle or girths, signs of emacia-
to protect the horse. That horse Above Left: Anne Van
tion, dehydration or exhaustion,
equine health & nutrition
shall not be returned to work until Dyke, owner of San Antonio’s Yellow
and loose or missing shoes.
such time as the horse is reexam- Rose Carriage, interview with news
media following PETA complaints.
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