25 responses to Another flying Amish horse
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    Richard
    Comment on Maybe too many oats in her diet! (July 26th, 2011 at 06:36)

    Maybe too many oats in her diet!

    Looks like its a diet problem, like way too many oats or something,lol. Id hate to be behind the hoarse driving the buggy. Richard from www.Amishstorys.com

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on No, its whoopie pies, LOL (July 26th, 2011 at 06:55)

    No, its whoopie pies, LOL

    No Richard the horse has gotten into the whoopie pies, LOL.

    But seriously, I do find it interesting to see these pictures. Isn’t really awesome timing to be able to get a shot like that?

    Blessings, Alice

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      Comment on Another flying Amish horse (July 26th, 2011 at 14:16)

      Yes Alice, or I’m thinking something even lighter–marshmallows? Though Richard may be on the right path here :)

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        Nancy
        Comment on Levitating horse (July 26th, 2011 at 17:09)

        Levitating horse

        Maybe it is the root beer

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    John Stoltzfus
    Comment on It's called Photo Works (July 26th, 2011 at 07:20)

    It's called Photo Works

    Photo rendering is all part of today’s world,

    John

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      Comment on Another flying Amish horse (July 26th, 2011 at 14:21)

      John I am no expert on horses, but I believe this photo is not altered..? On the original “levitating horse” post linked above, some folks more knowledgeable on horses than I explored the topic a bit…Magdalena shared this:

      “It was a matter of controversy in the 1800s, as to whether at a gallop, the horse’s four feet left the ground, or it always had one hoof down. Yes, it does have all four off the ground, as seen here. This must have been taken at a high speed. Either the horse was changing gaits, or that buggy is MOVING!”

      Apparently this was the subject of one of the original motion picture films.

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        Freeman Schrock
        Comment on Flying or running? (August 2nd, 2011 at 16:02)

        Flying or running?

        This is a pacer! Pacersare wonderful driving horse for the Amish. They are beautiful to behold and very fast on the road! It is a type of gait and is usally learned by having a leg harness designed to achieve “the pace.” The horse moves both legs on ome side of the body at the same time, so that when the left side is forward the right side is back. They are beautiful to watch and a joy to drive.

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    Robin Miller
    Comment on Beautiful! (July 26th, 2011 at 07:27)

    Beautiful!

    What a beautiful “flying” horse!!! This picture reminds me of the view from my friend’s living room in Lebanon!

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    Richard
    Comment on Responding to Robins comment (July 26th, 2011 at 08:16)

    Responding to Robins comment

    Robin are you talking about me, i live in Lebanon!. Then again we are very big around here on natural gas,lol. Richard from www.Amishstorys.com

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      Robin Miller
      Comment on Another flying Amish horse (July 26th, 2011 at 09:04)

      No Richard, not you but a friend that lives outside of town. I love visiting her and watching the buggies go by!! She lives on East Evergreen.

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    Lissa Holder
    Comment on Another flying Amish horse (July 26th, 2011 at 10:41)

    What a beautiiful horse! Makes me want to hitch up my horse …hehe.

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    Yonie Wondernose
    Comment on Another flying Amish horse (July 26th, 2011 at 13:35)

    I know that horse

    His name is Harry Pooper

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    Richard
    Comment on Responding to Robin Miller..... (July 26th, 2011 at 15:33)

    Responding to Robin Miller.....

    Hey Robin i was pretty much kidding in my comment and i know you weren’t talking about me. I do take Evergreen road a lot when I’m going to Lancaster and i need to jump on route 72. I’m not far from that road and in fact use the “new” do-it-yourself car wash there. Ask your friend if she ever goes to the Dutch-Way market not far from her, many Amish folks shop there and its my favorite market in the area. Richard from www.Amishstorys.com

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      Robin Miller
      Comment on Another flying Amish horse (July 26th, 2011 at 15:43)

      LOL Richard … we know your sense of humor! My friend has lived out that way for over 20 years now and has seen the fields disappear into neighborhoods. She is a Lancaster Co. native, moved away for about 20 years, then she and her husband returned. She absolutely loves Lebanon and said she could never leave. :-)

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    Richard
    Comment on Responding to Robin......... (July 26th, 2011 at 16:10)

    Responding to Robin.........

    I feel the same way about Lebanon. And when i went on my journey to find a home when i lived down in Florida i naturally went to Lancaster county, but discovered Lebanon for its closeness to Lancaster and lower taxes. The county also has more reasonable housing compared to Lancaster and you get a little more for your money. So even though I’ve had Lancaster on my mind for like forever now, Lebanon has grown on me more and more as time goes on. I still love Lancaster because its a part of my childhood and still drive over a lot. Richard www.Amishstorys.com

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    Lois Morgan
    Comment on More to this picture than meets the eye (July 26th, 2011 at 18:38)

    More to this picture than meets the eye

    For all you horse lovers and believers in magic, I can top you! How about that car on top of the buggy?

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      Robin Miller
      Comment on Another flying Amish horse (July 26th, 2011 at 21:25)

      @Lois … amazing, absolutely amazing!!! LOL I didn’t even see that!! :-)

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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    Comment on Another flying Amish horse (July 26th, 2011 at 21:01)

    I’m inclined to believe that for a second this horse is in fact off the ground. I think it all depends on when the photo is taken.
    I’ve never seen it, but has anyone seen a picture of a horse racing where all four feet are off the ground ahead and behind. Just curious.

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    Forest
    Comment on Another flying Amish horse (July 27th, 2011 at 10:11)

    Another example of Amish thrift. You save a fortune on horseshoes when you train ’em to run like this.

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    Richard
    Comment on Another flying Amish horse (July 27th, 2011 at 10:26)

    This post was a real gas, well at least the ground hog thought it was cute,lol. Richard from www.Amishstorys.com

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    Comment on Another Flying Amish Horse (July 27th, 2011 at 10:32)

    Another Flying Amish Horse

    That’s a great photo. I’m thinking that is one very happy horse :) :) Greetings from Oregon, Heather :)

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    Comment on Another flying Amish horse (July 27th, 2011 at 12:11)

    Richard, you said it, I too am loving the “air” of seriousness about these comments 😉

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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    Comment on Back the plain future (July 27th, 2011 at 21:26)

    Back the plain future

    Ooh, ooh, ooh odd movie reference here, gang!
    It’s from the Amish related deleted scene from the Michael J. Fox film series “Back to the Future”, in addition to using hover-boards in the future Marty McFly also sees the Amish utilizing hover-horse-and-buggies, but doesn’t use one himself.

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    Ellie
    Comment on Fast Horse! (July 28th, 2011 at 05:03)

    Fast Horse!

    If Im not mistaken, the horse will only have all four feet off the ground when moving at a canter or gallop, faster than a walk or a trot — wonder what that’d feel like behind a flat-out running horse, in a buggy or wagon! Being behind a trotting horse seems quite fast enough to me! *smiles* Beautiful picture that is to get the horse just at that split second!

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    Linda
    Comment on Horse feet off the ground (June 20th, 2014 at 20:27)

    Horse feet off the ground

    Here’s a link to another horse with all four feet off the ground. The legs of this horse have two feet pointing forward, the left front and right rear, while the left rear and right front point backward, same as in the photo at the top of this Amish America page.
    This is from the Buggy Races at Yoder Heritage Day in Kansas in 2009.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/kansasexplorer3128/3847792833/in/photostream/

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