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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, mules and other animals will be evacuated from the Big Red Barn in downtown Charleston to several different farms where they can be safe from the storm. Prior to this, our staff has made arrangements for hay, grain, water and all necessary medications to be provided at the various farms for our animals for the duration of their stay. During the storm, the animals will be under constant supervision to monitor for any behavior that isn’t normal so we can address it accordingly. All our…

“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 that we have followed since 1986 and were codified in 2011. Over this time and by following these rules, ZERO heat-related incidences have occurred. The Charleston Animal Society would like you to believe otherwise and is pushing for this committee to lower the working temperature. However, there’s a problem with that. From the Post & Courier article: The problem here is folks who love animals but don’t understand their physiology. To them Charleston is a sauna, so they figure it must be the same for…

Charleston’s Great Guided Tours

Thanks to CharlestonCVB.com for the mention in their latest blog!  Read a shortened version below or click here for the original. Visit the site of the first shots of the Civil War. Come face to face with a giant sea turtle. Take a tour of an antebellum mansion. Kayakalongside bottlenose dolphins. There are so many blossoming…

Innkeepers Reveal Their Best Charleston Travel Tips

This article originally appeared on BedandBreakfast.com as part of their Innkeeper Guide series. Charleston, the Marquis de Lafayette said, “is one of the best built, handsomest, and most agreeable cities that I have ever seen.” Some 200 years later, visitors find themselves similarly drawn to this elegant Southern city of romantic gardens and antebellum manses, pleasant…

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…

Caring for the Charleston Carriage Horses

It’s a safe bet that if the mules and horses working local carriage tours could talk, they could easily recite the best parts of Charleston’s history. They’ve certainly heard the stories plenty of times as they mosey through the city streets. Carriage tours are a popular activity and the steeds pulling the carriages may very well be the city’s best ambassadors, drawing in visitors with their easy gait and gentle spirit. They play an important role in Charleston tourism, and Benjamin Doyle of Palmetto Carriage Works knows it. That’s why he takes such good care of the animals who pull his carriages, ensuring they are healthy and happy employees. They may not be earning a paycheck but they get plenty of vacation time and the health care package is pretty tough to beat. Doyle carefully selects horses and mules that…

Free Charleston Carriage Ride for Toy Donation

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20151123/PC16/151129733/free-charleston-carriage-ride-for-toy-donation

Free Hayrides for the Fall Fun House in the Moultrie News

On Saturday, Oct. 24, Palmetto Carriage Works (PCW), the oldest carriage company in historic Charleston participated in Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry’s annual Fun Fall House by offering free hayrides and touring families through downtown. Pictured directly behind the driver, Matt Lambert, from left to right are Miracle Myers, Nicole Myers and Trissa Basey. Article…

25 Free Things to Do in Charleston — Traveler Magazine

Whether you love history, nature, architecture, dining or shopping, you won’t have any trouble finding plenty to do in Charleston. And the good news is there are some terrific attractions and activities that won’t bust your vacation budget. We’ve put together a list of 25 free things to do in Charleston. All activities are free…

Care for Children as Much as For Animals by Joseph Ohorodnyk Sr.

Not only do we now have the ASPCA and PETA, but we also have Mercy for Animals. How many more of these organizations are going to crop up? I agree that animals should be treated better than some of them are. However, my real concern is for our unborn and small children who look to us grown-ups for care, love, protection, etc. Where are the raised voices for them? It seems that our future — our children — has been relegated to something lower than the animals that the animal welfare organizations are crying over to protect. Shame on the society that cares more for treatment of animals than its children. That society will be judged for that. Just look at ancient civilizations that abused their children. They were judged by a higher power and fell. Are we also going…