In this Jan. 27, 2010 file photo, horse-drawn carriage roll through New York's Central Park.  Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry.  He has been stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. At first, he said he would ban the horses during his first week in office. Now, facing resistance from the usually compliant City Council, he says he will end the “inhumane” practice by year’s end.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years.

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