My husband and I had a mid-week day off and thought we'd take a trip to see Larson's Famous Clydesdales for a fun day out. I was really looking forward to seeing the grandstand show with the horses actually hitched up. What a disappointment and ripoff! We called ahead and made a reservation, as requested on the web site, and made the 2-hour drive to the farm in Ripon, Wisconsin. The initial part of the tour was interesting with Mrs. Larson giving a history of the breed, showing the horses in the field and in the barn. However, there was no grandstand show because Mr Larson was not available to hitch up the horses and do the show because he'd gone to get hay. Frankly, a two-hour drive and $30 for the "privilege" of petting a horse over a fence was a ripoff to me. There was no offer from Mrs. Larson of a refund, price break or coupon to come back another day when they could do the full show. She didn't even throw in a free bag of her 50 cent popcorn for the inconvenience! Our tour group was only my husband and me and another family with 5 kids. After reading the other TripAdvisor reviews, it appears that the tour buses get the red-carpet treatment while small groups get the short tour at full price. Beware! Again, I think this was a rip. If there was no intention to give a full performance, the Larsons shouldn't have taken our reservation in the first place and thereby saved us from wasting the time and money on the trip.
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