years ago, we started our carriage and wagon ride business. Before that, Bryan had worked with an “old
timer,” Don Knopf, driving in parades in local communities and in the City of
St. Paul. When Don passed away in 1991,
we bought the business from his widow, Grayce, and two years later we purchased
the farm, Lazy K Ranch, from her.
been many changes at the Lazy K over the years.
The old farmhouse was replaced by a new home. The old dairy barn was torn down, and a new
horse barn was built. Ted and Tom, our
first team of black Percheron horses, were replaced by other teams. Carriages and wagons were sold, and better
ones were purchased. Many other
improvements were made on the farm. We love
sharing our horses (click here to see them!) with everyone. Over
the years our business has increased from doing mostly parades, to doing
weddings, to giving wagon rides and sleigh rides, and now adding Quinceañeras
with the white vis a vis carriage.
We have had
many adventures giving rides over the years, and have met many wonderful people
along the way, some who remained life-long friends.
our world changed with the Covid virus, and weddings, community events, and
other celebrations were cancelled. We
are happy that we are back at work this year, and we look forward to doing more
events and rides in the future.