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Animal Welfare

Horse and mule-drawn carriages in Downtown Charleston are not an unusual sight. Passersby often question whether or not the animals are enjoying the work that they do, and if it is safe. At Charleston Carriage Works, we take pride in the quality of care given to our animals and operate with their health and well-being as the number one priority at all times. Charleston Carriage’s downtown barn comfortably holds up to 28 animals at a time in large box stalls. In total, the Charleston Carriage herd consists of 42 horses and mules, 2 goats, 4 cats and 6 chickens, but those numbers are always changing as animals rotate in and out. When the horses and mules are not in the Downtown barn, they spend time at the family farm on John’s Island, about 20 miles away. The company has 3…