Oreo the reluctant NYC carriage horse traded to the Yankees

Oreo the Reluctant Central Park Carriage Horse

Following the trail of Oreo, the reluctant Manhattan carriage horse, who has now been traded to the Yankees The New York Post reports: MINDY LEVINE, a longtime animal-rights activist and wife of Yankee president Randy Levine, is adopting Oreo, the endearing brown-and-white carriage horse that made headlines last month by making a run for it… Continue reading Oreo the reluctant NYC carriage horse traded to the Yankees

Oreo, the NYC carriage horse who spooked and bolted, gets new home

Oreo at Clinton Park Stable. Ángel Franco/The New York Times.

by TANIA KARAS Cross-posted from the Wall Street Journal blog A New York carriage horse involved in a runaway incident earlier this month while carrying tourists was sent to an equine farm for retired horses Wednesday. A carriage driver lost control of the horse when the animal was startled by noise from a construction site… Continue reading Oreo, the NYC carriage horse who spooked and bolted, gets new home

Carriage horse who bolted in Manhattan may end up on Easy Street

Oreo at Clinton Park Stable. Ángel Franco/The New York Times.

Cross-posted from the New York Times Written by VIVIAN YEE Here are some introductory excerpts from Ms Yee's report: Oreo, the runaway horse who dumped his carriage driver and two passengers near Columbus Circle on Thursday, may have bolted his way into an easier lifestyle. Until that moment, Oreo, a 6-year-old draft gelding, had a… Continue reading Carriage horse who bolted in Manhattan may end up on Easy Street

State lawmakers call for ban on horse drawn carriages in NYC

Oreo is corralled and darted by Police. Photo credit: Sam Costanza.

In the wake of yesterday's runaway carriage horse incident in Columbus Circle, state Sen. Tony Avella and Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal are renewing calls to ban horse-drawn carriages. The two lawmakers co-sponsored a bill to ban horse-drawn carriages in New York City, calling the industry inhumane and dangerous. "Despite claiming to have taken every available precaution,… Continue reading State lawmakers call for ban on horse drawn carriages in NYC

Three injured when Manhattan carriage horse Oreo bolts and breaks free

Oreo the Reluctant Central Park Carriage Horse

Cross-posted from the New York Times Written by ANDY NEWMAN A spooked carriage horse burst out of line near Central Park on Thursday, thundered into the busy traffic on Columbus Circle, dumped his driver and two passengers, struck two cars, shed the wreckage of his carriage and ran free for four blocks before being captured… Continue reading Three injured when Manhattan carriage horse Oreo bolts and breaks free