October 10th, 2011

NYC Carriage Drivers

Just how does someone get a job driving a horse-drawn carriage in NYC? What sort of requirements and/or training is involved? Also, what are the requirements/training for the horse? Is there any special horse breed that is preferred? Also, where are the carriages themselves made?

I've been trying to find this for quite awhile now, and nearly every word combination I've tried using horses, horse-drawn carriage, nyc, hacks, cabbies licenses to name but a few either goes to taxis or to a website that deals with the various tours and the cost. Which is all very fascinating but it doesn't really answer my questions. I can a get a fairly good idea of some things but the most important part is the one dealing with the drivers and their license.
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