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“King Of The Road”

Jack's Livery Stable
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

While on Mackinac Island we rented a horse and buggy. We had been in Horns Bar and another person there told us about Jacks and that we could take a horse and buggy out by ourselves to tour the Island. We went there and sure enough they set us up with a horse and buggy. They gave us King, a big black Belgium horse. When I was very young I worked for a farmer who still used horses on his dairy farm, but that was long ago and King made me a little nervous. He looked young, and ready to go. Well they hooked him up and walked us down the road and taught us how to handle King and how to operate the buggy. It was a wonderful adventure. With King, we were king of the road. As we went along, a lot of the local drivers knew King and called him by name. He was fast, and took us where we wanted to go. He knew the way and would stop when it came times for us to decide what way we wanted to go. It was a wonderful time, and so beautiful traveling around the Island with the King.

Thank Randy W
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

rented a self driven horse and buggy. filled out the survey before getting a compatible animal. told the manager we don't want a horse named "satan" or "diablo", we wanted a horse near death. ( we were both scared to death as we never had much experience with horses). we went around the island and down some lanes and got lost. we were lucky the horse knew his way back. took us to the stables with no hesitation.

2  Thank Mary Ann H
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We rented a carriage for an hour on a rainy Sunday. It was a perfect time to take out a carriage because there weren't many pedestrians or cyclists around. If you've never driven a horse before, don't be intimidated. These horses are gentle (they have two speeds, slow and stop) and know the way. Even if you just take the 1-hour drive, you will go by several interesting historical places.

Thank aquila71
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Jack's is great. They have "drive-your-own" carriages and just horses for regular riding. They let you take these out on your own. It's amazing to me - I'd not let anyone take my horses anywhere without me - but they seem to be doing a bustling business. We have twice rented carriages and a horse from them and once done regular horseback riding. They have a few choices of "routes" all of which are good and besides having to get out a time or two and lead the horse who wanted to head back to the barn - which was no big deal - its was absolutely perfect. You have to give them some breaks on hills - but that is totally understandable and good practice. Nice folks - fun business.

Thank Marianne R
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

We always rent a surrey while on the Island. It is a relaxing, fun way to take in the sights. This year we had Ned as our horse. He was an excellent, gentle and smart young horse.

Thank shopgal65
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