A handsome cab downtown Chicago

@DocAndersen (28882)
United States
October 11, 2020 9:00am CST
My daughter rode horses (rides horses) and loves them. Whenever she saw a handsome cab, we had to take a ride. This one, downtown Chicago, was a huge change of pace. I am used to driving in downtown Chicago and riding in a horse-drawn cab was magical!
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@jaboUK (60584)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct
It's lovely taking a step back in time. I've actually driven a horse and cart myself.
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
11 Oct
that is awesome - i bet it was fun!
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@jaboUK (60584)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct
@DocAndersen It was indeed
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
12 Oct
@jaboUK i would bet!
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@rebelann (76548)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct
A relative of mine (with whom I no longer associate) lives there and was told that downtown traffic was so bad that he'd simply walk to get to work on time. I'm not really sure from where he'd walk though.
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
11 Oct
downtown traffic is that bad
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@rebelann (76548)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Oct
So how could it be safe at all for a horse drawn cab @DocAndersen ?
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
12 Oct
@rebelann they have a large bike and horse cab lane. That is gone now, added a new car lane as the handsome cabs are no longer allowed in downtown Chicago.
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@LadyDuck (306355)
• Switzerland
11 Oct
This one looks beautiful.
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
11 Oct
it was, they seemed to take good care of the horses. but many don't
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@LadyDuck (306355)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
@DocAndersen I know that many do not took good care of the horses, it is a shame.
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
12 Oct
@LadyDuck it really is - horses like dogs are amazing animals that deserve to be cared for
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• United States
11 Oct
i hope these 're taken better care'f than most. i bet such 'twas magical. i confess to've ne'er been'n one 'f these'n the city. 've been'n some marvelous winter sleigh rides though through forests lined with rivers sneakin' by. snowflakes gently fallin'. like a true fairy tale.
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
11 Oct
i've seen horror stories of how they treat the horses
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• United States
11 Oct
@DocAndersen 'tis horrific how humans treat others fer profit....
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
12 Oct
@crazyhorseladycx it is really sad, speaks well of humans humanity.
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@Corbin5 (206257)
• United States
11 Oct
I am pleased to announce that the Chicago City Council voted on April 24th to ban horse-drawn carriages once and for all after years of protests, The city now has 10 carriage licenses that will expire at the end of the year. Those horses do not receive the kindest of treatment, and it is upsetting to learn how the horses are treated.
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
11 Oct
i read that we stopped riding in them shortly after these pictures.
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@Corbin5 (206257)
• United States
11 Oct
@DocAndersen A number of cities all over the world have put an end to this. I am pleased by that.
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
12 Oct
@Corbin5 it is a good thing = i know my daughter stopped wanting to or even being willing to ride them a couple of years after this picture.
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@FourWalls (28372)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Oct
How cool! I’ve seen them there, and in lots of other cities. The only place I’ve taken a carriage ride, believe it or not, was in the Smoky Mountains, in Cades Cove. I need to change that. Thanks for the reminder!
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
11 Oct
i love riding horses, not as much as my daughter. but sometimes they aren't treated well
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@FourWalls (28372)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Oct
@DocAndersen — I enjoyed riding them, but it is MURDER on my back, so I’ll admire them from a distance henceforth.
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
11 Oct
@FourWalls they are slowly disappearing as well. so many treated the horses badly
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@LindaOHio (49023)
• United States
12 Oct
That's really cool. I love all animals.
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
12 Oct
my daughter does as well, she stopped riding in them about 2 years after this trip
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@marlina (110180)
• Canada
11 Oct
It is fun
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
11 Oct
it really is, as long as the horses are treated right!
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• India
11 Oct
That's so much fun
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
11 Oct
it really is
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@DianneN (198439)
• United States
18 Oct
I loved Chicago, but chose not to ride in a horse-drawn cab. The same goes for the horse-drawn carriages in New York City. Too cruel to the animals. They are now going to be a thing of the past.
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
18 Oct
yes they are, my daughter shortly (2 years) after this no longer wanted any part of riding in handsome cabs. memories are funny that way.
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@DianneN (198439)
• United States
18 Oct
@DocAndersen I rode in a jitney in Ireland and felt so guilty and so badly for the horse. The owner told me the horse loves it and that's how it gets its exercise. I did not believe one word. Never again!
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
18 Oct
@DianneN it is a hard thing - i know my daughter is now very anti the mistreatment of any animal.
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Oct
I've always loved and owned horses but particularly liked driving. We had a pair of ponies at one stage and they were great.
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
18 Oct
i would bet you treated them with love and kindness. that is the most important thing! love the picture!
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@JudyEv (223603)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Oct
@DocAndersen Yes, that's true. And all animals respond to kindness.
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@DocAndersen (28882)
• United States
19 Oct
@JudyEv they do, my daughter is a huge anti-creulty person now. i suspect if I showed her the old pictures in a handsome cab she would be mad at herself.
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