Would you adjust to having no car, just horse and wagon?

@Nardz13 (5059)
New Zealand
June 25, 2007 7:16am CST
How would life be without the use of our cars, just the Hay day horse and wagon or horse and cart? I think it would take me 1-2 days to get to the main city from where I live, when on a car it would take about 45 minutes, LOL... Also it would minimise gases that effect our enviroment. What do you think? Do share your views and tell me how long it would take you to get to your everyday job or shopping on a horse and wagon... Thanks in advance to all comments made...
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@Bobbz21 (155)
• New Zealand
18 Jul 07
From where I live, it would take me just a few minutes really by horse and wagon, by car it takes 5 minutes as town is really just up the road from me, I would love it if New Zealand went back to those days cause it would save the environment abit more, I dont really rely on cars as I like to walk places as I dont own a car anyway lolz.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
18 Jul 07
Hi there. LOL, you can always get your man to push you on your mower... I know you can easily fit into the horse and wagon days, so can I... Thanks for your response...
@kudeshi (529)
• India
17 Jul 07
I can't think of living without a car. In mumbai where i stay, one cannot ride a horse wagon. There is so much congestion on our roads, at times we are stuck in traffic jams for 1/2 an hour to reach a short distance.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
18 Jul 07
Hi there. Thanks for your comment...
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I've actually threatened doing this many times. I hate cars and all the problems that come with them, now the cost of gasoline is outragous. Horse and wagon would serve multipal purposes - the horse can eat the grass, saving on lawn mowing and more gas used.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
26 Jun 07
The cost of gas is outrageous. A horse would serve multipal purposes... Thanks for your comment
• Pakistan
25 Jun 07
I would love to have horse rather than car if i am living in a village :) but if you have to be in city its now really hard to get one horse on the road
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
26 Jun 07
I agree, thanks for the response
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I could make the switch pretty easily. We have quite a few Amish families in the area that drive horses and buggies so it wouldn't even seem out of place. The smaller stores (little country stores) carry a lot of the basics and there are many people around that offer to drive people into the bigger towns if they have no cars of their own. I live close enough to a little store that it wouldn't even be worth it to hitch up the horse and wagon, I could just walk and be there in 5 minutes. In the winter it would be a little harder because it does get cold here but I'm sure I could figure something out. IF it were even possible to drive a horse and wagon into the bigger towns, which it isn't anyway, it would probably be a half a day's trip to get there. The buggies around here usually travel about 5 miles per hour normally, 10 if the horses are running. Both towns are around 30 miles away. It wouldn't be good to run the horses for 3 hours straight so it would be about a 6 hour drive to get there at a normal pace. Coming back might take a little longer depending on how loaded the wagon was. I partially agree about how much gas it would save BUT if more people had horses there would be a greater need for hay and feed for them. That will have to get planted and harvested somehow and I think if the demand was that great people would be more likely to use tractors to increase the amount they could grow. Tractors use gas to so while we would be reducing the number of cars, we would be increasing the number of tractors and farm equipment. I'm not sure if it would balance out. It would definitely save me a lot of headache though to not have to deal with car repairs and flat tires. Even though taking care of a horse is a lot of work too at least the horse will show some affection!
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
26 Jun 07
Great comment, thanks for your response
• United States
25 Jun 07
I would love a horse and wagon. When we lived up north, I would say no because of the winters, but here in the south I would say definately yes. June, July,August and september we would have to use the car for air conditioning, but the rest of the year break out the horse and buggy
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
26 Jun 07
Hey, thanks for the comment...