Horse | St. Louis Public Radio


Joseph Leahy / St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis’ Health Department Director Pam Walker issued new guidelines Tuesday regulating the treatment of horses used to pull carriages for Brookdale Farms and St. Louis Carriage Co., the two businesses that offer rides in the city.

The guidelines forbid horses from working when the heat index reaches 100 degrees, and limits horses from working more than eight hours a day, and five days per week. They also set standards for stable ventilation, and cleanliness.

What's a 'Cavalia?'

Feb 10, 2012

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Feb. 10, 2012 - You may have seen the billboards. Or if you've recently driven downtown, you may have noticed the 110-foot-tall, oddly-shaped white tent now going up near Busch Stadium. It's all part of "Cavalia" -- a name inspired by "caballo" and "cheval," the Spanish and French words for "horse" -- opening March 21.