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

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

So much fun to go into the woods on our own in a horse drawn carriage. Not inexpensive but had never done this before. REccomend!

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Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

On our recent trip to Mackinac Island, we arranged a private carriage tour that was terrific. Our driver was prompt, informative, funny and an all-around great guy! He picked us up at the Grand Hotel and drove along lovely homes, through the woods and out to Arch Rock at the shore I would highly recommend doing a 1 1/2 hour... More

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It was a very nice ride and the people were nice enough until the horse decided that he didn't want a rider anymore and laid down and I fell off. We thought that was very odd, as it was in the rocks but when a second horse did it 10 minutes later, but in the grass this time, maybe they... More

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Iowa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We rented our own carriage and toured a good portion of the island. I used to own horses but never had driven carriage before, it was an interesting and fun experience. It was also a great way to see a good portion of the island in a convenient manner. The staff at Jack's was helpful and courteous. A great way... More

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