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At Southurn Rose our horses are more than just machines to pull the carriages. They are living breathing animals with their own personalities. This page is designed to give a short description of each horse. All of our horses are male. We are currently still constructing this page so keep checking back to find out new facts and see new pictures of our horses.

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Rocky

Rockey grew up on a small tobacco farm in North Carolina before joining our family. He loves treats more than any other horse.. He loves apples, carrots, popsicle and potato chips. His very favorite treat in the entire world is butterscotch candy. He is a 14 year old Percheron. Rocky stands 17.3 hands high, and weighs 1700 pounds. His favorite pastime is wallowing in mud puddles.

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Butch Cassidy
  Butch Cassidy is a Belgian Draft Horse with just a splash of Clydesdale thrown in for good measure. He is fourteen years old.Butch is 17.2 hands high and weighs about 2000 pounds. He has worked for Southurn Rose for the past seven years. Prior to working for Southurn Rose Buggy Tours, Butch worked for the Amish up in Ohio. He finds pulling carriages to be a mite bit easier. Butch loves to sniff and kiss children. He loves to eat potato chips, Lifesavers candy, pretzels, apples, and carrots. His favorite cereal is Honey Bunches of Oats. In the summer he enjoys popsicles and occasionally a vanilla ice cream. And he absolutely adores having his neck rubbed.

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Gilbert
Gilbert is pure Belgian Draft Horse. He is about 14 years old. He is 17.3 hands high and weighs about 2000 pounds. He has been doing tours for Southurn Rose for the past seven years.Prior to being a carriage horse, Gilbert worked for the Amish in Ohio. He finds pulling the carriage to be easy in comparison. Gilbert enjoys carrots, apples, Lifesavers, pretzels, and potato chips. He enjoys popsicles in the summer. Gilbert is known for his steady pace on tours and his ability to do the tour backwards with his eyes closed.

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Duke
  Duke is one of the biggest horses on the east coast. He is 19.3 and 3 quarter hands high. He weighs 2600 pounds. Duke is pure Belgian Draft Horse. He has given guided tours of Beaufort for the past eight years.

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 Prior to Beaufort, Duke pulled canal boats up river for guided tours of Roscoe Village in Ohio. Duke is famous at the waterfront for his size and his playful nature. He loves to give kisses and play in the water trough.  He likes potato chips, apples, carrots, popsicles, any grain based cereal, pretzels, and the occasional vanilla ice cream. He loves having a good scratch. Duke enjoys riding in the pasture where he can graze in between romps.

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The Cisco Kid

    Known to his friends as Cisco, he is a Belgian Draft Horse with a dash of Shire. His Shire comes out in his feathery ankles and crinkly mane. Cisco is eleven years old, 19.2 hands high, and weighs 2200 pounds. He has been a carriage horse for the past six years. Before his relocation to Beaufort, Cisco worked for the Amish in Ohio. He is most famous for his slobbery kisses.  Cisco is our cancer survivor. He had cancer of the third eye lid and had to have the eye removed to prevent recurrences but is now one full year free of cancer.  He has never dwelled on his brush with cancer, instead he has moved on and is enjoying life as a member of the Southurn Rose Family.

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Jake

Known for his dashing good looks and charming demeanor, Jake is a new addition to the Southurn Rose team. He  has been pulling carriages for almost a year and is loving his new job. He previously worked for the Amish up in Ohio. He loves meeting new people, perusing new sites, and long forays in the pasture. He loves carrots, apples, and pretzels. He is eleven years old, 17.3 hands high and weighs a little over 1800 pounds. He is a Percheron.

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Luke

Luke is a Spotted Draft, which is a mixture of a Painted Stallion and a Percheron Mare. He is second generation. His beautiful black coat gives way to white skin. He is five years old, 18 hands high, and weighs 1800 pounds. He has been doing tours in Beaufort for the past year. Prior to relocating, Luke was an Amish workhorse. He finds joy in smelling the roses and taking his time to assuage his curiosities. He loves his new home and his new family tremendously. He enjoys candy, pretzels, apples and carrots. He loves dozing off by the river.

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Sir William

 

His friends call him Bobby. He is a 20 year old Belgian Draft horse. He is fully retired. Bobby enjoys his days at pasture. He offers the younger horses his sage advice over mouthfuls of hay. Occasionally he will accompany the owner of Southurn Rose into town without a carriage just to take in the sites.

For Reservations and ticket information call 843-524-2900.

Our Main Ticket office is located in the Blue Building at the corner of Charles and Bay also known as 1002 Bay Street.

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