Tomorrow Jon and I are going to NYC for the day to join in the rally to support the NYC Carriage Drivers and Horses now that the mayor has introduced a bill to ban them.
The thing that struck me the first time I went to the stables to see the Carriage horses in New York, besides the gentle manner of the giant horses, was the connection between them and the people who work with and take care of them. It was so beautiful to witness I can’t imagine how anyone would want to do anything to disrupt or end such a relationship. There was love and respect and trust and joy.
So I’m thrilled to be a part of trying to protect the lives and livelihoods of the both the people and horses. I’ve seen the anger that comes from the people who protest the carriage drivers in person and on video. It seems to me to have little to do with what they are protesting and about something much deeper and more personal.
Pamela Rickenbach, from Blue Star Equiculture, will be bringing a couple of the Restore the Bond fleece blankets made from the wallhanging I designed for her. We’ll hold them up and pass out cards with the image on it supporting the connection between people and horses, and in this instance particularly, the Carriage Drivers and their horses.
I’m not sure what to expect, I haven’t done a lot of this type of thing before, but I’m happy to be able to do my part for something I strongly believe in.