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“Fun horseride!”

Jack's Livery Stable
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San Mateo, California
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun horseride!”
Reviewed 6 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

You have the option to get a horse or a carriage, and depending on your skill level you can get a very trained horse (very safe) or something more on the wilder side. Either way, the horses will take you around the island for some beautiful views that will be difficult to do via foot.

The price is not cheap, but you can bargain the prices when you pay and they are very nice about it.

Visited September 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
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228 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Great Time”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Definitely stop here and rent the horse and buggy. A little on the pricey side but a great way to see the island. We also had Jerry as our horse and he took very well to a couple of horse newbs driving him.

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“We love Gerry”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Hired a carriage from Jack's Livery Stable and spent a wonderful hour driving a gentleman giant called Gerry through the beautiful roads of Mackinac Island. I don't know anywhere else in the world you can do this. Staff were lovely, with excellent instructions when we said we were inexperienced, Gerry knew what to do and didn't set a foot wrong. He did turn his head and look questioningly when we stopped for photos, but treated us very kindly. An experience we will both remember. Thanks!

Visited October 2013
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“A wagon with Rocket”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

This is go wonderful if you can afford it. We took our own carriage out and went around the island. Rocket the horse was sweet but a bit annoyed by the bugs. The color on the island was amazing and it was so relaxing. The staff was great.

Visited October 2013
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Tustin, Michigan
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“A NO-Brainer!”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Who could NOT write a positive review for this place? It's easy to do, not too expensive (about $65 an hour for a carriage for two) and fun. The scenery is exceptional (if you don't include looking at a horse's butt for 2 hours) around the island and the crew that works for Jack's is lighthearted and informative.

The only thing I wish went differently is that our horse (June) went two speeds, slow and slower. The 1:45 hour trip took us a full 2 hour + because she simply would not go faster!

This is just something you GOTTA do!

Visited September 2013
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