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Tourism management director Vanessa Turner-Maybank noted "myriad problems" after inspections of downtown carriage tour companies this May.
Read more stories on this subject in our carriages topic page.The investigation found numerous infractions of regulations and the city has issued the companies a strict timeline in which to address the reported equine health concerns.
Horse carriage rides has drawn criticism for a long time now, and this report will surely fan the flames of criticism.
Update July 3: The Post and Courier has expanded their coverage with an updated story.