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Most Frequently Asked Questions
 

How early do I need to schedule?
To ensure availability it is better to schedule early. Still it may be possible to schedule your event even on short notice.

Do we sign a written agreement?
Yes. We will send you a contract. Once we receive your signed contract and deposit your event will be booked.

Do we need to obtain any special permits to have a horse and carriage at our event?
Permits are not required for Texas public city streets. They may be necessary on private property, including neighborhoods, public parks or reception venues.

Do you charge for mileage?
We do not charge for anything within a 50 mile radius of our barn. Anything beyond that is $2.00 a mile one way.

How long is the carriage availabIe for our event?
Events are booked for a minimum of 2 hours. Your time will start at the time and location you gave on your contract. Setup travel time and cleanup are not included in your 2 hours.

What if we go over the 2 hours?
We charge an overtime rate of $75.00 for each half hour over the agreed 2 hours.

How is the carriage decorated?
A simple garland of ivy and white flowers is draped on the sides of the carriage. Your florist is always welcome to decorate the wedding carriage with flowers or greenery matching the bride's
colors. You may also use ribbons and bows. (Please No Balloons!) A "Just Married" sign can be added also. Just let us know.


May I pet the horse?
Each horse is different. Always ask the driver if it is safe to touch the horse.

Is it normal for a horse to sweat/pant?
Yes. It is a natural cooling process, just as it is with people.

How does a horse rest?
Horses usually sleep standing up, often with one hind foot cocked.

How much weight can the horse pull?
A horse can easily pull a wheeled vehicle that is (6) times his own weight, however most carriage horses are used at only 25% of that capacity.

How often do you feed the horses?
Our horses are fed hay and grain two to three times a day.They get treats and always a constant supply of clean water.

Can I give your horse something to eat?
Please ask the coachman before giving any horse any human food. Horses like most animals cannot always process things human eat normally like chocolate, nuts and seeds.

Can we have fireworks and stuff to throw when we leave the wedding reception?
No fireworks, sparklers, etc, are permitted around the horses and carriage at any time. Fire, smoke, silly string, balloons and sparklers never mix with the horse. Never tie cans to the back of the carriage as it may spook the horses and cause injury. Plus someone could get tangled up in them.

How safe are the horses?
Draft horses are known for their easy-going, laid back personalities. They are experienced working in traffic and crowds.

How long does it take a horse to walk a mile?
It takes approximately 25 minutes to go 1 mile.

What happens in case of rain, storms and extreme temperatures?
We will operate in light drizzle and we do have tops on the carriages also. I will not cancel until the very last minute. But we do reserve the right to cancel. With the hot Texas weather I suggest to plan your event in the evening.

Safety Notes: Your safety and the safety of our horses and our staff is very importent to us. For your safety all of our carriages are equipped with rubber wheels, hydraulic breaks, lights, and
hazard flashers. They can be used day or night on public streets. We do not take unnecessary chances with you, our horses, or staff. We stay off of roads with speed limits over 35MPH. Busy
roadways will be evaluated on a case by case basis. If necessary, we will need police escorts.

Let us help you in making your Fantasy Wedding truly an event to remember for a life time.

Contact us today for any questions that you may have and for pricing and availability.

 
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