On Wednesday, the Charleston Tourism Commission unanimously upheld a possible 30-day suspension against a Charleston carriage company following a past inspection. Last year, the Carolina Polo and Carriage Company received numerous citations for the way it kept its horses and the condition of its stables.
The industry-wide inspection showed Carolina Polo had altered medical records, had cleaning supplies for stalls that created toxic gas, and was giving horses the lowest-quality feed and hay. The Post and Courier reports the city is requiring the company to close for seven days and will have to close 23 more days, if more citations are issued. Last November, the company had to shutdown for an initial suspension.
The newspaper says Carolina Polo’s attorney presented three reasons to overturn the case. He says Carolina Polo was singled out and other carriage companies have even worse conditions. No date was set for the suspension.