A couple of years ago, I followed a carriage driver as part of a college multimedia assignment. I hoped to expose the atrocities of the “horse-for-hire” industry. I was a starry-eyed coed who’d seen Erin Brockovich a few too many times, and this seemed like a noble cause. Give me a break, OK?
Turns out PETA already had the “help our horses” market cornered, and the beastly beauties I met were quite loved. Bare in mind, I contacted every carriage company in the city with my request for a sneak peak, and only one agreed….so it could just be that I stumbled upon the most humane.
Although my big break in investigative journalism clip clopped and then promptly flopped, the resulting photos showcase one of the most magnificent animals on the planet. I endured the coldest day in February to shoot these images, and I would do it again tomorrow…as long as I could bring a warmer pair of gloves.