The health of the horses of horse drawn carriage rides for touists?

Have you seen the horses that pull carriages on City streets, the tourist rides? How is it for those horses pulling a carriage on hard pavement? Are the horses treated well? Overworked? One reason I ask is because I recently saw one of these horses in between rides. He was taking his weight off of one back... show more Have you seen the horses that pull carriages on City streets, the tourist rides?

How is it for those horses pulling a carriage on hard pavement? Are the horses treated well? Overworked?

One reason I ask is because I recently saw one of these horses in between rides. He was taking his weight off of one back leg, and then taking his weight off the other back leg, repeatedly. I was wondering if he was having pain in his back legs of huff?
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