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This is How We’re Preparing for Hurricane Matthew

With Hurricane Matthew approaching the Lowcountry, Palmetto Carriage Works has made some preparations for our staff and the animals in our care. First off, we have closed our operations until Sunday, October 9th to allow all our staff to prepare for the storm. By the end of today (Wednesday, October 5th), all of our horses,…

“Nothing Will Silence Some [Horse Carriage] Critics”

What’s it going to take to appease radical activists set on ending the Charleston carriage industry? According to the Post & Courier, “nothing will silence some [horse carriage] critics.” As some background, city of Charleston has created a committee to review the ordinances that dictate the temperatures our horses and mules can work – guidelines…

Response to Charleston Animal Society Attack Advertisement

A small business can’t compete with the Charleston Animal Society by running full-page ads in the Post & Courier. Using that photograph of Blondie to portray carriage tours is akin to using a plane crash to portray air travel. Below is a photograph of Blondie taken last week at Shuga Cain plantation. He is fit, healthy…

Re: Online Petition

An online petition advocating banning carriage tours in Charleston has been circulated to both local politicians and businesses. Particularly disturbing is the prominent display of names of local businesses as “petitioning businesses” as if they are supporting this initiative when they are not.[1] This type of misrepresentation resonates throughout the entire petition. Underlying it all…

The Historic Battery in Charleston

Almost every location in Charleston has some historic value, and the Battery is no different. Shaded by large Oak and Palmetto trees overlooking the Charleston Harbor, the Battery’s official name was coined when the harbor was blockaded by the British during the War of 1812. To defend their city, the residents of Charleston placed large…

Field Trips with Sue

Thanks for mentioning us in your blog Sue! Charleston, SC: A Weekend Getaway with Girl Friends Charleston, SC: A Weekend Getaway with Girl Friends Charleston, SC is such a versatile city. No matter what your reason for visiting, family vacation, romantic getaway, girl friends weekend, there is a ton to see, do, and eat. Weekend…