image Snapshot Sunday – Carriage Horses

The gang from Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages.
The gang from Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages.

Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages can be found giving rides from Salamanca Place around the waterfront and Battery Point five days a week ( the horses get to have a rest on the other two days.) If you would like to know more here is a link to their website.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. This is the only time that I get nostalgic about the past – horses and carriage. They are such magnificent creatures but only rich people can afford them anymore. Other than that I enjoy the modern times, especially digital cameras.


  2. Beautiful shot of the horses! I was going to say I’ve never been in a horse drawn carriage but fuzzy memories started swirling around in my head before I could finish typing it. I can’t remember for sure if we did or didn’t go on one in Victoria B.C. on our honeymoon. I know we talked about it….


  3. Lots of argument here about them operating around the city in Melbourne. The traffic makes it so difficult for them. Beautiful to see the magnificent horses but would not want to see one spooked and get hurt.


    • I have seen them in Melbourne and agree that the safety of animals and humans is most important however there must be places where they could operate safely perhaps in parklands? In Sydney I think they use them in The Rocks or used to.


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