Did you know . . . that many Amish vehicles are pulled by retired race horses?
When I remarked about the beautiful horses I saw, I learned that the Amish in Missouri buy race horses which have been retired from the track–still young, but not good for racing anymore. Amishmen are excellent horse trainers and soon convert these thoroughbreds to pull their family vehicles. While Plain folks are to avoid pride it’s no sin to save a fine, beautiful animal for a useful purpose!