CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – You can’t go too far into town without seeing carriage horses, but you may soon not be able to see them when it’s hot enough.
The City of Charleston voted Tuesday night to lower the heat limits for carriage horses.
The new regulations forbid horses from being on the city’s streets when it is hotter than 95 degrees outside – the previous limit was 98.
The horses will also not be allowed to tour when the heat index exceeds 110 degrees. The limit before was 125 degrees.
The City of Charleston formed a committee last year after seeing a veterinarian’s report that analyzed thousands of temperatures from the past four years.
Tuesday’s 10-3 vote by city council was the approval of the first reading, but the regulations are expected to pass by spring.