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Sunday, April 14, 2024
Letter to the editor: Sentineals’ horses are well-treated and loved


Dear editor: 

Thank you for your prompt editorial comment regarding the horse carriages in our lovely town, “News has to be reported, even if it’s bad,” July 11.

Obviously the objectors have no concept of the usage here in town and the decades that Sentineal Carriages have been providing the quiet horse carriage tours of our community, an idea likely brought to Canada from the shores of England where these types of services have been in place for centuries.

Horses have been used for assistance to humans all over the world long before the “New World” of Niagara-on-the-Lake was even in existence. Draft horses have plowed land all over the world for centuries.

We in Niagara who have lived here since our childhoods know the Sentineals as a caring family who have provided for years the lovely quiet carriage rides around our lovely Old Town. We also know that these horses are well cared for and well-treated and appreciated (hence their long life span).

I suggest that if you don’t like our way of life here in Niagara that you find a different place to live. At least here we know enough not to defame a war memorial site, especially one of such long standing.

Lorraine Warner


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