…Like A Horse And Carriage

As I mentioned in Wednesday’s post, Motor Man and I took a trip to Indianapolis last week for a racing industry show. We broke up the trip there by staying overnight in Louisville.

And guess what?  We found a horse and carriage ride.  Meet Jacques:

Jacques was probably the most spirited horse we’ve ever had on a carriage ride. When we stopped at a red light, he would bring both feet up (slightly) off the ground, because he was so anxious to GO. And he whinnied several times. Our driver, Jim, said that Jacques’ brother also “works” for that carriage company, and when Jacques whinnied, he was calling his brother.

Because of Jacques’ enthusiasm, Jim was hesitant to step down from the carriage to take our picture at the end of our ride. So Motor Man and I just took pictures of each other with Jacques. (Not really Motor Man’s kind of horsepower, but….)

I think Jacques liked me.

In the Monument Circle area of Indianapolis, horses and carriages are lined up every evening, waiting on folks like us who’d like to ride. Our horse in Indy was Doc, who has a perfect heart on his forehead.

Our driver was Mikki, and since Doc was a bit more laid back than Jacques, she was able to take pictures of us.

I have yet another new friend.

Motor Man has his horsepower, and I have mine.  I love going to races with him, and he……goes horse and carriage riding with me.

(Actually, it was his idea to go carriage riding, because he knows how much I like it. What a guy.)

~These Days Of Mine~




11 responses to “…Like A Horse And Carriage

  1. Love these pics and how well you and Motor Man complement each other. Perfect pair!

  2. What wonderful pictures! Jacque sure was a high strung carriage horse…How nice you are able to combine both horse powers into both trips!! Merry Christmas!

  3. Magical! What a benefit a bit of give and take is.

  4. Two different horse personalities but both beautiful and hard-working…..I hope they got a big treat after a night of working the streets. So glad you found some horses on your trip!


  5. Your pictures of horses always makes me miss our sweet Lizzy. I need to find some horses to “love on” like you.

  6. Y’all are making new horse friends everywhere !

  7. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What fun when you both get to enjoy what you like. Love the pictures,

  8. You and Motor Man find just the best ‘horsepower’ around! So wonderful that you both enjoy your rides together. That really is a perfect heart on Doc’s forehead.

  9. Looks like you had a good time. My wife and I sometimes go for a horse and buggy ride when we visit St. Augustine.

  10. Love it! You were in my daughter’s neck of the woods (Louisville). And I’m 100% sure that Jacques liked you because he KNEW you were a horse lover!

  11. What a great ride (er rides)! I have never done a carriage ride as most cities I’ve been too don’t have them. You guys sure look like you were having fun! And Jacques is quite the character!
    Love Barb

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