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Instead of using cars as their form of transportation, the Amish use a very unique type of travel: a Horse & Buggy. They connect their carriage to one of their riding horses and that is how they travel on the public roads and get from place to place.
Below we are going to explain three different types of Horse & Buggies as well as provide pictures of each kind:
- Family Carriage: This carriage is used by the Amish family much the same as a family car by a non-Amish family. The lighting system is equipped with dimmer switch, flashers and turning signals. Either a wet or dry cell battery may be used. Please note the hydraulic brakes.
- Market Wagon: This carriage is known as a Market Wagon by the Amish because the rear seat is removable and the back panel raises to permit groceries and supplies to be loaded. This is used much the same as a pick-up truck by a non-Amish family.
- Open Top Carriage: This carriage is generally used by the unmarried Amish boys and girls.
When you visit The Amish Village property be sure to check out the Amish buggies on display in our Village Grounds area. The buggies are also a perfect spot for family photos! 🙂