In the photo Farrier, Michael Savage, Marilyn Johnson M.O.T and Insp. Thurston B.H.S.
The Hackney Cab Board is a group appointed by the Cabinet to oversea the Surreyhorse industry. The horses and carriages are inspected the first Thursday in every month, because of complaints about these horse drawn carriages, the Hackney Cab board decided to do a full assessment of this industry. The Bahamas Humane Society along with The Cab board’s veterinarian was requested to do an assessment of the horses and stables. The Ministry of Tourism a business plan, training and funds to assist with upcoming project. Road Traffic department law inforcement and training, The Police Force, Law inforcement. The Hackney Cab board has come up with a three months plan of action to get this industry up to standard, the first is deal with the animals, stables and then Operators. The first stage of the plan got started on the 19th July, we brought in a Farrier to train local farriers how to properly take care and shoe the horses feet.