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post #1 of 9 Old 02-17-2008, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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I just heard that the average speed of a horse drawn taxi in NYC in 1890 was 7 mph. The average speed of a motor taxi in 1990 was 7 mph. Haven't improved much

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-17-2008, 10:17 AM
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I was behind a Amish buggy the other day, And it was going between 10-12 Mph.

Right now, I'm sittin' out here watchin' airplanes.
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post #3 of 9 Old 02-17-2008, 12:50 PM
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Haha, New York. Still faster to ride a bike I guess.

And horses don't pollute the atmosphere. Maybe we should go back to that system.
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-18-2008, 10:39 PM
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I would love it if we went back to the old days of riding horses or driving them in a cart!!!! SOOO much fun!!!
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post #6 of 9 Old 03-19-2008, 09:23 PM
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Well we might all get our wishes if the gas prices keep going up im going to start rideing or driveing to town when i go . i was hopeing to be useing my saddlebred for that this spring but he is still in a big fight for his life from colic and magnesium shortage in his system so i may have to hook the mustangs in a 2 up system to go get feed and grocerys ect and also have fun doing it
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post #7 of 9 Old 03-19-2008, 09:33 PM
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You know the amish will get a horse going up to 15 to 20 mile an hour in there buggy and those buggys are heavey and normally have 3 to 6 people in them as well that is the reason there h
orses dont make it for long most of there buggy horses are 10 and under cause over that they cant handle the long days of heavy buggy runs , That is why i come to get my broadway horse or big red as i call him Now if he will come out of the colic stuff i will be so happy to be able to drive him in my lil oxford wagon and head to town for some R AND R
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post #8 of 9 Old 03-30-2008, 01:27 PM
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That would be amazing, we take our driving ponies for coffee runs up town some times...
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-05-2008, 08:12 PM
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Egh. I feel so bad for those poor horses =(

I say we just do away with the cars and ride our horses around.

At least then they wont have to be inhaling all the exhaust.
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