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Jack's Livery Stable

7754 Mahoney Avenue, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3391
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We rented a horse and buggy for 1 1/2 hours and we had a blast. What a great way to see the island. Shorty was our horse and he was great.

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Holland, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was our first time riding horseback on the island, but it was quite fun! We rode a trail that we've never been down before which gave us a peek at another area of the island that had some incredible homes! It was very enjoyable to chat with our guide who will be attending a specialized college in Virginia where... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have lost count of how many times I have rented a drive-it-yourself carriage from Jack's over the years. It's fun, relaxing, gentle, and not difficult. The staff is friendly and helpful. The horses generally know the routine and only need slight commands on the reins. (Occasionally, you may have to insist you know best when you get to a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Enjoyed our self-driven carriage ride to get some wonderful views of the island and the harbor. Loved the view from the East Bluff drive. Thanks Dewey for stopping at Sadie's Ice cream Parlor long enough to get some ice cream.

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Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Although I asked for a mild horse I got one that has an "anxiety personality" He was hard to handle and a bit scary. The term given to him was by an islander when I told which horse I had. I have seen other horses on the road that seem to be quite docile. You have to remember that these... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
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16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had such a fun time driving our own carriage around the Island. The staff are very informative, and will quiz you on your horse expertise to match you with a horse that meets your skill level. We were pleased to find the cost on any ride past the first hour is pro-rated. Our horse "Dan" made it around the... More

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Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a very nice ride with 4 of us on a carriage ride. Our horse, Willie, was slow until another horse would pass and then he would want to impress so he would go faster. Prices were good and it was nice to go with just the 4 of us.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The guides are great and these are very calm, mellow horses. My 9 year old rode his first horse and had a great time. I also have a daughter with Down Syndrome, and the guide went out of his way to make sure we were all comfortable.

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Georgia
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10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On our adventure, we told the operator we were not in a hurry and interested in the experience of driving a carriage. Never tried anything like this and only limited horse contact. Billy, our horse knew the way and although we were there feeling in control but really just there as ornamentation. Billy kept to a slow walk and the... More

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We rented a drive your own buggy on a cool and rainy day. The buggies are covered so it was a way to get outside. They even gave us blankets to stay warm. Our horse, Queen, was very energetic and provided very little coaxing. We made one stop at Arch Rock where Queen was not too happy about standing around,... More

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