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Horse Carriages

Greyson and Darth Vator roam in the St. Louis Carriage Company stables paddock. There are seven horses currently at the stable, said office manager and driver Jenny Holzum, while 11 others are at a farm taking what she described as a vacation.
Carolina Hidalgo | St. Louis Public Radio

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen has suspended, for now, an effort to ban carriage rides on city streets.

Aldermen on Friday were expected to give first-round approval to a measure sponsored by Joe Vaccaro, D-23rd Ward, that kept horses from city streets unless they were part of a parade or a police detail.

Kelly Moffit | St. Louis Public Radio

An animal rights group plans to protest Wednesday night at one of St. Louis County’s largest holiday light displays.

A small candlelight vigil at Tilles Park’s “Winter Wonderland” will honor a carriage horse named King that died while giving rides there on Dec. 21, 2013, said St. Louis Animal Rights Team attorney, Dan Kolde.

“We think that that occurred because the industry was allowed, unlawfully, to become unregulated by the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission,” he said.