Many people don't realize that Atlanta, Georgia is home to a booming carriage horse industry. While we are tempted to envision romance, green pastures and joyful rides when we think about horse carriages, reality is quite different.
The life of a carriage horse involves long work hours, exposure to extreme temperatures, ingesting exhaust fumes, and contending with congested traffic and aggravated drivers. Like New York City, the busy streets of Atlanta are no place for horses.
Accidents involving horse drawn carriages have already resulted in severe bodily harm of non-expecting passengers.