Claim that carriage horses can't get water

February 12, 2008 5:03:33 AM PST

The Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages complained Monday that two water troughs in Central Park have been shut off for the season. The city's Health Department, which regulates the horses, said plenty of water is available at hydrants used by carriage drivers with buckets.

Officials added that most of the horses weren't working on Monday because of the cold.