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  •  I was going to say something (2+ / 0-)
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    emidesu, Tamar

    about that being a separate issue.

    However, it beats a cavalry style CHARGE! into a group of unarmed people.  A lot fewer injuries to all.  

    IF (and that's a big IF) it's not abused, anytime the horses are better trained and under better control, it's better for all.  Just as one cannot blame Rafalca for who she is and who owns her, lets not blame the horses in these situations, but seek to keep things as calm as possible.  

    Bloomberg's use of the mounted patrols is another matter.

    •  Believe me, I feel really bad for (1+ / 0-)
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      PinHole

      NYPD horses. They certainly didn't choose their job any more than Rafalca did.

      The founding fathers knew of the mutually corrupting influences of Church and state, wisely sending them to opposite corners.

      by emidesu on Fri Sep 07, 2012 at 08:20:47 PM PDT

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      •  The one's I really pity (1+ / 0-)
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        vigilant meerkat

        are the Central Park carriage horses.  Heat, freezing rain, slippery streets, salt, strange noises, taxis, snow & cold ....the list goes on.  Almost every week, there is some sort of accident or incident.  Just a couple of weeks ago, one 5 yo gelding rebelled and took off for a couple of blocks, sans dumped carriage.  They look sooo defeated as they stand there.  

        I think I read that even Bloomberg's daughter who rides semi-professionally on the show circuit, tried to influence her father that they needed to be banished.  

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