Animals have always been an important part of life at Pebble Hill Plantation.
The Stable Complex was built originally as a home for Kate's Jersey herd. Later prize horses, such as Pansy's hunter jumpers and polo ponies, were the focus. Today the horse stalls still have the names of many of those fine horses.
For many years, the Dog Kennels housed 75 to 100 dogs that were an important part of plantation hunting. A Dog Hospital on the grounds made it possible to give extra special attention when needed.
The Visitors’ Center has exhibits on the Pebble Hill Jerseys, horses, and dogs.
Pansy's "Slow Down, I Mean It" sign on the main drive is a constant reminder of the importance she placed on the animals at Pebble Hill.
Today Pebble Hill is home to two Belgian Drafts (Duke & Prince), two Percherons (King & Earl), two Tennessee Walkers (Amos & JellyBean), a Clydesdale (Sally), a Quarter Horse (MacyBelle), a Thoroughbred (Niles Lane), and three Belgian mules (Carry, Jim, & Jeff). A Border Collie (Mandy), a Humane Society rescue dog, is frequently seen riding on the wagons.