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Re: Online Petition

An online petition advocating banning carriage tours in Charleston has been circulated to both local politicians and businesses. Particularly disturbing is the prominent display of names of local businesses as “petitioning businesses” as if they are supporting this initiative when they are not.[1] This type of misrepresentation resonates throughout the entire petition. Underlying it all…

As a Father — A Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, As a father, my heart goes out to the parents of the toddlers injured by the dog this past Saturday. As a carriage operator, I’m intrigued by this city of two tails. As quick as the Charleston Animal Society has been to vilify the carriage community after the “Blondie incident”, they offer the…

A Letter to the Mayoral Candidates

Recently the Charleston Animal Society has been making the rounds of mayoral candidates talking about carriage tours.  Since they have publicly stated that carriage horses should not be used in Charleston, I can only guess at the content of their presentation. That’s why I’m writing this letter. I want to be sure that you know…

Palmetto Carriage Strengthens Management Team

Palmetto Carriage Works Names Chief Administrative Officer OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACharleston, S.C. – Palmetto Carriage Works, the oldest carriage company in historic Charleston, S.C., to offer guided horse and mule-drawn tours of the city, has named Victoria H. Moore chief administrative officer. In this role, Moore manages the company’s…

Carriage Tour Oversight Works by Tom Doyle

If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound? I don’t know about that, but when a horse falls in the city, the sound is deafening. Almost lost in the entire conversation is the result: The horse got back on its feet, walked into a trailer, was treated and examined by one…