An added attraction to some, and cruel to others.
Mail readers have had plenty to say about the possibility of horse-drawn carriage rides taking place at Seaton Carew, Hartlepool Borough Council has updated its taxi licensing policy to allow for fare-taking horse-drawn carriages to operate in the town. Some of you were all for the idea, while others criticised the plans. Would you go on a ride?
Someone made a "tentative" inquiry about running the rides along Seaton Carew seafront, prompting licensing officials to discuss the idea.
Here is how you reacted to the idea on social media:
David Wheelhouse: "An accident waiting to happen."
Mark Kinnersley: "Hope the carriages have got good suspension to deal with the amount of potholes on road."
Carol Burton: "People won't pay to park so they certainly won't pay to go in a horse-drawn carriage, plus carriages are like taxis and need a licence to operate, we're in Hartlepool not Blackpool."
David Cronin: "Who's gonna clean up after them? A fresh coat of paint on the shop fronts would make Seaton look a bit more inviting they make it look run down."
Dave Ryan: "No it's cruel and shouldn't be legal to use and abuse a horse to make profits. These horses get worked to death. It's cruel."
Georgia Thompson: "Fab idea, I love it."