I agree with my fellow drivers. There are larger issues at stake than what we are already required to do. Yes there are a few drivers that may make a mistake here and there, but there are also drivers that will stop and clean up messes that don't belong to their horse. Bc we work together like a large family. Odor Ban, dish soap or some kind of solvent are on most of the carriages if not all. I know personally I carry odor ban and a dish soap. Some of the drivers drive a horse that may not stand still while the driver is cleaning up, but they will go back after their ride and tie up close and take care of the situation. So while the city is trying to address a situation that is already under control, take a long good look at the real problem. Try doing our job for a day. Sitting in the heat and cold trying to make money to pay the bills and take care of our kids and families. The economy is already hard enough to deal with and barely stay above water without someone breathing down our backs trying to make our jobs harder. All these issues that are not issues at all bc they are already addressed and taken care of by us making it in the papers and etc. Makes us look bad and gives people the wrong idea about us. We are hard working group of people that love our jobs and the partners we work with.
By Hannah Sayle, Chris Herrington, Chris Shaw, Louis Goggans, Greg Akers, Bruce VanWyngarden, Jackson Baker and John Branston
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