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New electric ‘horse-power free’ carriages become a reality in Mérida

After years of negotiations, the first six electric tourist carriages arrived in Mérida. 

Horse collapses from exhaustion in ‘Magical Town’ of Izamal

The collapse of a horse pulling a tourist carriage in Izamal has reignited the debate surrounding animal welfare in Yucatán. 

Motorized buggies to replace horses on Mérida streets under new proposal

A proposal to reduce animal cruelty by promoting horseless tourist carriages was introduced by Mérida Mayor Renán Barrera Concha, who is running for another term.

Carriage horse falls in busy hotel zone intersection

A horse fell to the pavement after apparently being clipped by a passing dump truck. Photo: Faceboook Merida,...

Carriages in steep decline as animal activists claim horses are abused

Coachmen complain business has suffered by 70 percent because of animal rights activists who say the practice is cruel to the horses.

The rise of competitive horse-riding in Yucatán

Equestrian sports are growing in Yucatán, where riders work harder and travel farther to compete successfully on a national level.