HARRISVILLE, R.I (WBZ NewsRadio) — One family farm in Rhode Island is giving people the option to go dashing through the snow in a two-horse open sleigh this holiday season.
The Liberty Farm in Harrisville, Rhode Island is a 46-acre ranch with a wide range of animals on the property, including four draft horses. Khaelen Tucker, one of the owners of the farmer, said two of those carriage horses are Chase and Jed, both former Budweiser Clydesdales who also served with the providence mounted patrol.
Prior to the pandemic, the Liberty Farm would offer carriage and sleigh rides using their four horses at private events like weddings and funerals. As the pandemic began to cancel many events, the Tucker family needed to find a new way to use their horses.
They decided to offer sleigh rides on their farm using their draft horses to offer patrons a fun winter holiday experience. The sleigh rides go along a lantern-lit trail throughout the farm and last for around half an hour. Rides cost $125 for two people and $150 for four people.
The Liberty Farm began offering the rides last year and will be offering them again this holiday season. Tucker said they're almost fully booked for rides in the month of December but have more openings in January.
WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.