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"Eccentric gym mogul" David Barton has penned a letter to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn regarding her opposition to a bill that would phase out carriage horses: "I'm sure we agree that Manhattan's tight spaces make exercise crucial in order for New Yorkers to lead a healthy lifestyle... Pulling heavy carriages is strenuous work, but it doesn't allow the horses a chance to gallop freely as nature intended. They don't get to run in a pasture or stretch out their aching muscles... Join the majority of the City Council, which wants to retire the horses... in favor of eco-friendly classic cars." [Crain's]