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    02-17-2008, 08:16 AM
  #1
Showing
average speed

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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    02-17-2008, 11:17 AM
  #2
Foal
I was behind a Amish buggy the other day, And it was going between 10-12 Mph.
     
    02-17-2008, 01:50 PM
  #3
tim
Weanling
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.
     
    02-17-2008, 05:22 PM
  #4
Foal
I so agree.
     
    02-18-2008, 11:39 PM
  #5
Weanling
I would love it if we went back to the old days of riding horses or driving them in a cart!!!! SOOO much fun!!!
     
    03-19-2008, 10:23 PM
  #6
Foal
driveing

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
     
    03-19-2008, 10:33 PM
  #7
Foal
speed

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 don't make it for long most of there buggy horses are 10 and under cause over that they can't 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
     
    03-30-2008, 02:27 PM
  #8
Weanling
That would be amazing, we take our driving ponies for coffee runs up town some times...
     
    04-05-2008, 09:12 PM
  #9
Trained
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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