Dr. Know: Mane Street

Can you legally ride horses on Portland’s streets?

Dr. Know
Can you legally ride horses on Portland’s streets? And water them at Skidmore Fountain? Should I build a paddock in my driveway? —Carl It’s funny you should bring this up, Carl. As it turns    More
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 MARTY SMITH

TriMet's New Service-Animal Rule Could Allow Miniature Horses

Our latest edition of Portland Afoot newsletter reminded us about TriMet's plan to adopt new rules for service animals, modeled after new federal regulations on the same topic, on March 15. Those federal rules say a "service animal" is a dog trained to assist a person with a disability—not any other animal or a dog whose only job is to give emotional comfort. Until TriMet adopts its new ...   More
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

PETA Saddles Up For Another Portland Battle

Whoa, Nelly! PETA wants Mayor Sam Adams today to ban "cruel, dangerous horse-drawn carriages" in Portland. The traditional image of weddings and Central Park has lost some of its romanticism since a horse dropped dead Aug.1 while pulling Portland newlyweds around downtown. Balatour, the 23-year-old horse, reportedly died from a heart attack in the 90 plus degree heat. PETA voices concern in ...   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Allison Ferre


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