About us

Big Horse Carriage Company, formally Palm Springs Carriages, was established in 1988 with just a single horse and carriage.

Big Horse Carriage Company runs multiple carriages and wonderful draft horses and are available for weekend rides and special events within Palm Springs, CA, Idllywild, CA and throughout the Coachella Valley.

During the week, we do trail rides in the Mountain View Trails of Yucca Valley and the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.  Just 16 miles north of downtown Palm Springs and 18 miles from Joshua Tree National Park..

We provide carriage rides in Palm Springs, September through the 4th of July weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, weather permitting.  We provide carriage rides in Idllywild after the 4th of July through August.

We can be found at 120 W. Arenas Rd. at the corner of  W. Arenas Rd. & Palm Canyon Dr. next to the Palm Springs General Store.  We have varying lengths of lively tours available.   You will be able to choose from our wonderful Historic Tour, Celebrity Tour, Modernism Tour or Christmas Caroling Tour.  These tours and others may be found on our tours page.  Our courteous and knowledgeable drivers offer as an option, either a narrated tour or just a quiet relaxing ride through beautiful Palm Springs which has been the playground of the Hollywood's elite since the 1920's.

Reservations are not required for these tours.

On Thursday evenings, come down to Palm Springs Village Fest on Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Amado and meet our rescue horses. For a small donation, you can feed them a carrot!, pet them, and of-course, asking questions about our horses is always free.

In the cooler months from October 1 through May 1, we offer, in addition to our regular evening tours, longer tours of 2 to 3 hours, including the Historic Las Palmas area, known as the Beverly Hills of Palm Springs.  These tours take you on a leisurely carriage ride viewing the homes of many past and present celebrities.  These additional tours are by reservation only and will only run during the daytime hours.

We also offer customized packages for Weddings, Quinceañera, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Parades, and more.  You may also reserve your special event both in and out of Palm Springs.

Big Horse Carriage Company welcomes your comments, questions, or suggestions.