As the previous horse and carriage owner/operator, and in answer to the uneducated complaints about the heavy load these horses pull, I once personally had 4 adults in the carriage and in my tophat and long coat, I took the horses position. At 58 years old and 160 lbs I was able to pull the carriage around old town to demonstrate how easy it is on a 2000 lb work horse. Once the horse takes a step the carriage is in motion with very little pull being exerted. Go try it some time and then your opinion will be changed. It's not a plow!
You stopped our hearts there for a while. Now we can breath again knowing you'll be ok. Our hearts are there riding on the carriage with you, with a bird's eye view!
From the other Old Town Carriage folks!
Timm and Deb
Isn't skateboarding still illegal in Old Town?
First, just because the story says the horse was spooked by skate boarders doesn't guarantee that was why Cinnamon ran. Many things can frighten a horse, and we know Cinnamon is well-trained, with an extraordinarily competent driver! Making broad statements without knowledge of the facts certainly shows ones ignorance. Until, or unless you've been in that situation, with that horse, you will never carry weight with your judgment.
Hang in there Old Town Carriage Co.! From Your friends in Hawaii.
Our thoughts are with you! As the previous horse and carriage owners in Old Town, we are so very familliar with your predicament, and the danger you face. All caused by unaware people! Very few people notice or realize the close calls and narrow escapes that fill each day of your job. YOU are a champion carriage man who taught us well. We survived because of your training. Our thoughts and hearts are with you, Michelle and Kim. Until we hear from you again. Timm & Deb Daughtry
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In Print This Week:
Apr 20, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 16
North Coast Journal
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