10 responses to Amish races in Ohio
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    Comment on mural (August 25th, 2011 at 08:38)


    Hey Erik, you didnt happen to get a shot of that mural on the auction barn? I am interested in what it is about. We are planning on some murals for the Historical Society here, sort of like Behalt, but probably not as detailed.
    Send it to my email if you got a clear shot of it. Thanks! Mike

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      Comment on Amish races in Ohio (August 25th, 2011 at 16:06)

      Mike I think I did. Shoot me an email to remind me and I’l try to zoom in on it and send to you when I get back to NC.

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    Comment on Amish races in Ohio (August 25th, 2011 at 08:44)

    It just says “Amish Races” – you sure there are buggies involved?? LOL!

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    Comment on Amish races in Ohio (August 25th, 2011 at 08:59)

    Kinda of like ancient Roman chariot races…

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    Comment on Amish races in Ohio (August 25th, 2011 at 10:08)

    Hmm. Not much special about “Amish Races”. Those happen every Sunday night after the youth singings. Of course, because of the danger, it is not allowed. But if your horse is so slow as to get passed, that is your fault. And if your girl is watching, maybe you don’t want to be passed …..

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      Comment on Amish races in Ohio (August 25th, 2011 at 16:02)

      No they are certainly not rare in that sense, I interrupted one about to happen last Sunday. But how often do you see one formally organized, with a full slate of rules, out of state advertising, and prizes (not to mention helmets…)? not every Sunday 😉 Wish I was staying a day longer.

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    Comment on Real Amish Races (August 25th, 2011 at 18:20)

    Real Amish Races

    . . . happen at Sportsmen’s Park in Chicago; every other driver has an Amish name!

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    Comment on Amish races in Ohio (August 26th, 2011 at 09:05)

    I love the color palate of the dresses in the last picture, almost all my favorite colors except hot pink. I think that I would be perfectly OK with the pick of colors if I lived in this group.

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    Comment on Amish races in Ohio (August 31st, 2011 at 06:34)

    Hey, it seems I get involved in Amish races all the time — usually with young people who make sure they can go faster with their horses than I can on a bicycle. Last time, early this month, it was a small open buggy in LaGrange County, driven by a boy who looked to be maybe 11 years old, along with another boy of the same age and a girl between them. They passed me on a gravel road, and every time I just about caught up again, their small horse had had a breather and they took off again. After a mile or so we were on asphalt pavement where I could ride faster, but things continued the same way. It was a hot day, and I’m not sure the boy’s father would have approved of treating a horse that way, but it seemed to be doing OK.

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      Comment on Amish races in Ohio (August 31st, 2011 at 06:53)

      Spokesrider, I bet! Even young guys have the racing bug. As Lance points out, parents don’t love them. Like parents of kids who drive their cars too fast.

      Not such a fair fight for you if the horse gets a breather.

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