Victoria staff to consider future of horse-drawn carriages in city
Horse and carriage tour operators are saying “nay” to a proposal by Victoria City Council to look at phasing out the clip-clop of hooves on city streets. Last week Coun. Ben Isitt proposed banning horse-and-buggy rides in the city by 2023, but councillors stopped short of that and instead voted for staff to study the implications of phasing out the industry. Donna Friedlander, owner of Tally-Ho Carriage Tours in Victoria and a speaker for Victoria Carriage Tours, said that the issue came up at all was a surprising development and the motion adds needless uncertainty to the future of carriage businesses.