Lucy Elder wrote: Where I live in rural Bulgaria few people in the village have cars, but some have horses and carts used for everything from hauling grass for hay, water for watering,
logs for heating, people to visit other people and to take loads of fruit and veg around.
I realise that in cities a lot of horses and carts aren't an ideal option. Buses better as they carry more people. But what about in small country places?
Does anyone here depend quite heavily on horses for transport/work rather than owning them for leisure? Ture, they need to eat but do do most forms of transport. And the manure is a bonus.
Devin Lavign wrote:I am not unfamiliar with horses or mules. I have ridden horses and mules quite a bit in my life as well as I worked in a stable until I realized the owner was abusive to the animals.
It is the horse cart/buggy and it's ability to negotiate hills I am unfamiliar with.
Corina Graves wrote:I'm planing on using my horse and I as a walking farm billboard for fresh produce once Ive got boat loads coming in I have ridden my horse through many of our local fast food drive throughs and once was able to hitch next to our grocery store Many years back... BUT sadly it is actually illegal in most us states to ride your on the road or to hitch... Total bull shit if you ask me! as a horse trainer and a equine sports massage therapist I can't even begin to explain how happy it would make me for people to go back to old ways of the noble horse.