Prof. Michael Lindinger, an animal and exercise physiologist at the University of Guelph, explains: “It only takes 17 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise in hot, humid weather to raise a horse’s temperature to dangerous levels. That’s three to 10 times faster than in humans. Horses feel the heat much worse than we do.”
A Horseless e-carriage for Charleston. It could be a game-changer. It was unveiled by Kyle Kelly, a King Street shop owner who apparently spent years carefully considering the safety measures we promote.
“Maybe not this time, but what about all the accidents/incidents in the past and the ones that haven’t happened yet?"
Ellen Harley, Founder Charleston Carriage Horse Advocates - Live5news
The City and the Carriage Wagon Industry tell tourists and locals that horses foam at the mouth when they are hydrated. We don’t agree and expert opinion doesn’t confirm the City’s and Industry’s explanation.
So… what IS the explanation?
Concerned Resident shares video of Carriage Driver telling tourists they give the working horses beer
The big question: was answered last evening at Tourism Commission. Tourism members, the majority of whom have financial interests in the tourism industry, voted to turn their backs on real common-sense safety reforms
According to Channel 5 News, Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis said investigators interviewed witnesses and those involved in the June 19 carriage incident. They also reviewed video footage, he said. That the wagon was involved in a hit and run by a tractor-trailer was the original explanation in the incident report. But video footage and witness statements revealed a very different story. There was no collision
“It was so long ago, but it’s all coming back to me….” *
The pandemic is waning.
The TOURISTS are back.
So is the HEAT.
Dear Ms. Williams,
While your article about the projected loss of income to the tourism industry in Charleston does cover a number of businesses within the tourism industry, there are many other photos that would have been much more appropriate for the headline and are more representative of Charleston.
Unlike dogs and most other animals, horses have sweat glands throughout their skin. Sweating creates “evaporative cooling”---as water changes from a liquid to a gas, it absorbs energy from its surroundings. In this case, that energy is in the form of heat from the skin and the air just above, leaving it cooler. But sweating is actually a horse’s secondary cooling mechanism. What is the first?