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post #1 of 3 Old 11-01-2011, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Horse drawn wagon

Good morning friends!! I live in countryside and here the transport and communication systems are not so good. Also due to save our environment from pollution, I want to start a great business.

I want to buy a 20 passenger wagon(open and light wagon) and want to carry passengers from my town to another town which is 10 kilometers away. So, please tell me how many horses I would need to pull the wagon upto that town. I want a minimum speed of 30 km/hr then I think they will cover the distance in 20 minutes. I don't want any rests in between for the horses and I want to make them run at 30km/hr. Please tell me how many horses will be needed and how many time a day they will be doing the work. I don't want too much profit but they should be healthy. I want to use draft horses or racehorses will be better? Thanks a million!
PS The road is concrete but not so good for cars and bikes. No hills just plain.

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post #2 of 3 Old 11-01-2011, 11:47 PM
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Two good sized horses would be able to pull it but you would have to have at least four and preferably six or eight so that the horses could have a day off. It's also pretty important to have expert hoof care if your going to work the horses over concrete on a regular basis. Good luck. I hope it works for you.

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post #3 of 3 Old 11-02-2011, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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@kevinshorses,thank you so much friend! Good day!
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