November 28, 2013 in Washington Voices

Horses will return for free carriage rides

By The Spokesman-Review

If you go

Carriage rides

Free holiday carriage rides begin Friday and run through Dec. 22, on Fridays from 3-8 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon-5 p.m. The last rides are on Christmas Eve from noon-3 p.m. Line up near the corner of Wall Street and Main Avenue. For more information visit

The free downtown holiday carriage rides that were started by Spokane Teachers Credit Union and the Downtown Spokane Partnership in 2000 are beginning again Friday. Bruce Spencer is bringing his team of dark and tall Manley Stanley and fancy gray Chickerdoodle downtown from Post Falls. High Falutin, another big guy, will be rotated in as needed. The horses are seasoned downtown visitors, used to all kinds of traffic and people coming and going.

“They are just doing their job,” Spencer said when asked if his horses enjoy the downtown holiday bustle. “They like that first day and then they really enjoy the very last day, when they are done.”

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