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Destin Horse & Carriage

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by 2bohemians, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. 2bohemians

    2bohemians Beach Fanatic

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    We were driving 30a east approaching Western Lake .....
    when we realized that there was a horse & buggy on the road
    not on the bike path .... but on the 30a:yikes:
    This was a first for us .... has anyone else seen it ?
    Think the company name on the back was Destin Horse & Carriage.
     
  2. Camellia

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    Yes, I saw it, around 3:30- 4:00. Hate to be a grinch, but completely inappropriate, slowing traffic to a stop as they waited to go around. Moving way slower than either a golf cart or a road biker.
     
  3. 2bohemians

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    Yes, it struck us as very dangerous indeed. Would prefer to see the horses on the trails in the woods ... not on the streets
     
  4. Miss Critter

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    I was caught behind on 393 headed north from 30A a couple of weeks ago. I agree it's a safety hazard, and the roads aren't even that crowded yet.
     
  5. ItzKatzTime

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    What next?

    A kiddie train like the one in Destin Commons? I do love a horse and carriage, but maybe just riding through Seaside not 30A. I agree just too dangerous for everyone involved.
     
  6. rapunzel

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    I saw the pick-up spot in front of Red Bar Saturday evening. As if that area is not already congested enough... Skunky assured me it was for a wedding. Lovely to know it's still here. I was really missing the smell of horse potty in the street since we left New Orleans.
     
  7. Camellia

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    Yes, very happily, horses aren't extinct. yet.
     
  8. DuneLaker

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    We might need to also remind them that they are in Walton County, not Destin.
     
  9. cater

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    I think it's great and love to see them !!!
    Get over it ........Some of the tourist are just as bad ..............
     
  10. Smiling JOe

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    beautiful black horses. Staging across from Mystic Porte, just north of Grayton. Cool idea, but a true hazard to many, I'm sure. When we passed them yesterday on 283, I guess they had just started, and the horses were a bit spooked. It won't be pretty when people dart out on bicycles in front of the horses in Seaside. I think a more appropriate area for the rides might be in old Pt Washington around Eden.
     
  11. scooterbug44

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    I saw them Sunday afternoon on 283 (Grayton rd?) and I could have sworn the horses were white and some guy in a car was checking them out and commenting on one's jitteryness/demeanor. :idontno:
     
  12. momof2kids

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    I don't think they should be on the road either!! What happens in mid July when is blazin' hot out?? Poor things!
     
  13. Smiling JOe

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    The carriage was white, the harness padding red, the horses were jet black, and rather large. Really beautiful.
     
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    No, still thinking I saw white horses w/ white manes, but it WAS after brunch. :blush:
     
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    Is this a regular business now or just for special events like weddings?
     
  16. ItzKatzTime

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    And, do they have to bring plastic bags....like you do when walking your dog?
     
  17. Jdarg

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    Here ya go- Sunday afternoon in front of Amavida-
     
  18. Smiling JOe

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    plastic bags? more like a snow shovel and large bucket.
     
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    They have big plastic bags rigged to their back ends.
     
  20. maryjojo

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    Just a Name

    I live in SWOL. The company name is Destin Horse and Carriage. I tried to come up the a general area for handle weddings, engagements, birthdays etc.
    I Love SWOL. I dont need a reminder. Maybe I should change the name? SWOL horse and carraige? Would that be better?
     

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