Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Putting the wagon before the horse

Driving through Amish country, I saw a wagon with one horse, one driver, and a second horse tethered to the wagon and following behind. I wondered: an Amish tow truck? No, more likely a horse in training, or a horse that needed to be dropped off somewhere. Which would make the wagon something of a tow truck, wouldn’t it? Your guess may be better than mine.

comments: 2

Anonymous said...

A few years ago a friend and I drove through Amish country near Lancaster, PA. Many of the buggies that we passed going the opposite direction would wave to us as they passed. It was a Saturday so many kids were out in the buggies going somewhere. Also saw many kids on bicycles on the road which was interesting as this was a two land smallish highway.

By the way, did you know that some of the Amish moved from Pennsylvania to the Maryland due to an consolidation of schools in Lancaster and to escape the conflict over education. http://amishamerica.com/maryland-amish/


Michael Leddy said...

I get many waves back, though not always. The man with the wagon and horses moved well to the right to let me pass (which I did at a very modest speed). I didn’t know about an Amish presence in Maryland — thanks for the link. I read more at that site that I meant to. :)