I am writing about the poor horses who pull heavy carriages in this terrible heat.

Please consider the well-being of these beautiful animals and not the money from a carriage ride tour.

They are being forced to walk around on hot pavement, little shade and in temperatures with a heat index well over 100 degrees.

The heat is unbearable for everyone — please consider stopping these tours in the summer months or maybe running two hours in the early morning and two hours in the evening.

Shannon Stark

Pinckney Park Drive

Charleston