Days after they were evicted from a condemned stable in Baltimore 51 horses and ponies that pull arabber fruit and vegetable carts returned to Baltimore today.
They’ll stay in a temporary stable at Pimlico Race Course while a permanent replacement is sought for the arabber stable, one of three remaining in the city. They at first moved to a stable in Bowie before being brought to Pimlico this afternoon.
Arabbers have been a part of Baltimore street life for decades, peddling produce and seafood on horse-drawn carriages. However, less than a dozen arabbers work the streets of Baltimore today.
The city condemned the horses’ former home last week after inspectors discovered structural problems, filth, rodent infestation and trash blocking exits. Link