Another flying Amish horse

Remember the levitating Amish horse?  Well it looks like they have the same breed in Lancaster County.  Behold the Amish Airtrotter:

flying amish horse

Photo credit: Serge Melki

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    1. Richard

      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

    2. Alice Aber

      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

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

        1. Nancy

          Levitating horse

          Maybe it is the root beer

    3. John Stoltzfus

      It's called Photo Works

      Photo rendering is all part of today’s world,


      1. 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.

        1. Freeman Schrock

          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.

          1. Kimball Monger

            Confused Schrock!

            That horse is NOT a pacer, straighten out your eyes Bro. Its a Standard Breed trotter or cease chewing on silage for brekky!

    4. Robin Miller


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

    5. Richard

      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

      1. Robin Miller

        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.

    6. Lissa Holder

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

    7. Yonie Wondernose

      I know that horse

      His name is Harry Pooper

    8. Richard

      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

      1. Robin Miller

        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. 🙂

    9. Richard

      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

    10. Lois Morgan

      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?

      1. Robin Miller

        @Lois … amazing, absolutely amazing!!! LOL I didn’t even see that!! 🙂

    11. Slightly-handled-Order-man

      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.

    12. Forest

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

    13. Richard

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

    14. Another Flying Amish Horse

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

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

    16. Slightly-handled-Order-man

      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.

    17. Ellie

      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!

    18. Linda

      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.