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  • Does a horse push or pull a wagon?
  • Does the horse push or pull the cart?

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    11-19-2009, 01:34 PM
longstanding dispute

Does a horse pull or push a cart,this is a debate that comes up regulary what do you think
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    11-19-2009, 01:44 PM
Pull, if he is hitched in front of it.
    11-19-2009, 01:47 PM
I can see both sides...I think it's a matter of perspective or at least I've never been able to come to a conclusion
    11-19-2009, 01:54 PM
But if like they say he,s pushing into the collar
    11-19-2009, 01:57 PM
The horse is pulling the cart. It is arguable that he is pushing on the straps attached to him, but he is ahead of the cart rather than behind it, thus he is pulling the cart.
    11-19-2009, 02:00 PM
That is a question that I've won a lot of beers with. By the principles of physics, the horse is pushing the cart. All the same muscles used in pushing are in use and, even though the object is behind the horse, the weight is in front.
    11-19-2009, 02:09 PM
I genuinly don,t know but if he,s pushing the collar is the cart just following I liked the physics lesson though
    11-19-2009, 02:37 PM
Originally Posted by roro    
The horse is pulling the cart. It is arguable that he is pushing on the straps attached to him, but he is ahead of the cart rather than behind it, thus he is pulling the cart.
Aw but is it not that the horse is pushing the collar and the straps themselves in turn pull the cart not the horse
    11-20-2009, 12:32 AM
He's pulling, by means of pushing into the straps. But I have to be with the group that says cause he's in front, he's pulling. Much like a vehicles tires PULL a horse trailer by pushing on the ground to move in the first place. I think I'm a simple person-if the power is originating in front of the object to be moved, then the object is pulled. If the power is behind, then it's pushing.
    11-20-2009, 03:09 AM
This reminds me of the "which came first,the chicken or the egg" question.

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