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27 minutes ago
Hoi welkom op mijn account. Ik ben Jordy maljaars, Ik heb een pony en een paard. De pony heet tess hij is 14 jaar oud en het paard heet twanda en zij is 20 jaar oud. In deze tijd probeer ik elke dag iets met de paarden te doen. Ik probeer elke dag iets te posten. #horse #equestrianlife #pony #paard #mylifewithhorses #zeeland
46 minutes ago
Help support the horses of Sea Island Carriage Company in Beaufort, SC. The link will be in my bio. If you are able please donate to help them care for their horses while their money is tight.
19 hours ago
Ccha is trying to be “educational” again. So let’s look at the difference between Carriages and Wagons.
First thing is there is a large variety of carriages so you cannot take one picture of one type and say this is what a carriage is. The carriage pictured is closest to a buggy or “doctors buggy”. According to one source there has been 325 types of carriages which is why you can’t limit it to one picture of one type.
I gave the basic definition of both as well as Wikipedia’s description. A wagon was most often used for carrying goods or items while a carriage was considered a passenger vehicle and used for transportation in the early years. While what ccha pictures looks like it’s a wagon, wagons weren’t often used for people.
What is used in Charleston most resembles a Surrey. Although a surrey was typically two rows and fit four people, it had a fringed canopy and bench seats. The final picture really resembles Charleston’s carriages just slightly smaller. The Charleston carriage with 4 rows was designed back in the 80s. I believe by the Amish but I haven’t done much looking into that. The history of the carriage specifically used in Charleston will be for another post.
20 hours ago
this is now,
Live it, feel it, cling to it.
I want to become
acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.
— Sylvia Plath
1 day ago
Use vs abuse? There’s a difference between working a horse and abusing a horse. Use is not abuse. Horses can be worked and have a job and not be abused. Using them for “entertainment and profit” does not make it abuse either.
1 day ago
Still don’t think CCHA copied and pasted that last “history lesson” post? Here’s the website and I highlighted the parts they used. Word. For. Word. They should have continued because it also says “The modern Belgian is a great wagon horse as well as a doughty work horse.” Doughty means brave or persistent.
1 day ago
“Soaked in sweat”. Well yes, sweating is how they cool themselves off. “No chance of getting any important electrolytes” Actually the horses get electrolytes and salt in their AM and PM feed. This commenter was acting like she knew exactly how this horse felt even though she is not the horse’s vet nor works with these horses. Don’t diagnose a picture.
2 days ago
Another history lesson about the “carriage wagon industry”. How about just carriage industry? I don’t really see the point in this post. They say “breeds” but only mention Belgian. The carriage companies also use Percherons, draft mules or draft cross breeds. This history lesson however mentions how Belgians are a “willing worker”, “big, powerful fellow”, “strong foot” and “heavy muscling”. So basically they are big and strong and perfectly capable of pulling these carriages. Thanks for letting us know they are strong enough to pull carriages, ccha. These horses also have a “amiable disposition”. They are very friendly and the perfect horse to have working in a city. Just like this history lesson says, they are a “willing worker”. They love their job!
On a side note, seems like with nothing else to post they must copy and paste random facts about draft horses from google. And I thought I was bored.
2 days ago
Ccha finally posted a current video showing Charleston’s deserted streets, empty city market, and no carriages on the streets. Even though the carriage horses have been gone for a week already, they rather mislead with old videos. One of the commenters, who refuses to believe the horses are rotated to the farm during the year, acted like the horses hadn’t already left. That’s because CCHA lead them to believe otherwise. This is what misleading with old footage does. She acted like the farm doesn’t exist. Does she need to sit and personally watch the carriage companies rotate the horses to and from the farm for proof? She sure doesn’t seem to need proof from CCHA. 🤷🏼♀️ Logic. And they say we lack common sense. 🙄
2 days ago
Charleston Carriage Work’s horses are enjoying their pasture time. @chscarriageworks
3 days ago
“Look how sad the horses are”. No, they are relaxed. 🤦🏼♀️ Sorry to say horses don’t have the same facial expressions as us. Some people seem to think horses need to smile to be happy.
3 days ago
Don’t cancel you trips, reschedule. Charleston will be up and running again and we’d still love to have you!