When the Salt Lake Valley was first settled and before the advent of cars or trains, the most common mode of traveling was by horse power. Horses or horse-drawn carriages transported both young and old across the Valley and beyond. Towns had livery stables where travelers could bring their weary animals for water and feed. Travelers could also board their horses at the stable while they stayed in a hotel or with friends. The livery was a gathering place where stories were told or people just relaxed while waiting for their horses to finish eating.
No visit to The Park is complete without stepping back in time to take a ride on a real pony. At the Savage Livery, helpful stable hands assist children of all sizes in saddling up and riding around the pony carousel. There is also the fun of walking through the barn and saying hello to the other friendly farm animals.