Hit and Run are a team of Belgian mules that came to work with us in 1998! Yes, that is 22 years ago!! They are the favorite of our General Manager Tommy Doyle as they were his very first team of mules that he purchased for the company without the help of his father Tom Doyle. He believes that they may be “the most solid team owned to date.”
Hit and Run are not only lovable but they’re hard workers, they don’t mind the heat and are not easily spooked. They are great for the farriers and veterinarians. They work well at night and are great for out of town events. They are so good at their job that they have become instrumental in the company’s training of new tour guides. Some even joke that they might know the city routes better than their drivers. Hit and Run are so infamous for their good nature that they were recruited to be in a movie with TOM HANKS!! They spent all of last summer and fall filming in New Mexico_ they may have come back thinking that they are better than their co-workers.
It’s not all work for these cuties though. When they are out at the farm on vacation, they know how to relax! They take their time coming in to eat and they are the slowest eaters in the herd. They love afternoon naps and on sunny days, you can always find them lying down in the pasture.
Hit and run have worked with other partners in the past, but you can always tell that they are happier when they are paired together and so they remain. The Palmetto Carriage Works team considers all of our animals family but especially these two who have devoted over two decades to helping us share our love of Charleston’s history with you. Stop by the barn and see them in person sometime but if you can’t make it to Charleston, you can check them out on the big screen when News of The World hits theaters in December!