>cheapest horses cost in the $1000-2000 range, sometimes even free.

>cheapest horses cost in the $1000-2000 range, sometimes even free.
>you only have to provide food, water, and housing for them, no other maintenance required
>an average horse can carry a rider up around 50 miles in a day

why are horses as a mode of transportation not more common? They are literally the perfect commuter vehicles.

Cheaper than a motorcycle and most e-bikes, has a big heart to love you with, and fun

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bump

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Got a spare spot in the garage

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the true way to travel
      goddamn right

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why are horses as a mode of transportation not more common?

    Because for your average commuter they are like owning a cross between a bicycle and a cow

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wish I could ride mine into town tbh. But even though not too far it's a winding rural road with cars careening past fast as hell and not much room. Think of the cyclist you see on roads like that, you come around a corner and nearly kill them, now imagine it's a big bloody horse there half way around the corner. And how it the horse going to react to that? Horses are more of an off road transport in the age of modern cars and roads. Ride it around your home farm sure and maybe cart it off in a float to somewhere else you want to adventure, some beach you want to gallop down etc. They're not nearly as practical for general transport as a car or a motorbike they do have their niche but they are of course not as simple to work as turning a key

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    https://i.imgur.com/CMB3OBk.png

    >cheapest horses cost in the $1000-2000 range, sometimes even free.
    >you only have to provide food, water, and housing for them, no other maintenance required
    >an average horse can carry a rider up around 50 miles in a day

    why are horses as a mode of transportation not more common? They are literally the perfect commuter vehicles.

    Cheaper than a motorcycle and most e-bikes, has a big heart to love you with, and fun

    They can also walk home when their owner is too drunk

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this works to varying degrees of success, Ive seen more than a few guys laying on the ground horse watching over them in the morning. In which case ig get back on and go.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would get a dwarf mare for my girl, just because she likes pigs and such. It's my hidden "go-to in case she pushes to get a stupid big pet". Of course she doesn't know yet.

    Other than that we're dog people. Our last cat is in his 20's.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i always yearned for a mode of transportation susceptible to nervous breakdowns

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >i always yearned for a mode of transportation susceptible to nervous breakdowns
      Worry not, too-poor-for-a-horse fren, I have the car for you.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wake me up when horse racing has something on par with group b.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Don't forget horses are herd animals and get agitated and violent when left alone, so you need at least 2 to make them happy

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >unlike with cars and e-bikes
    That a challenge?

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    car technology peaked in the 1920s. You could run most engines off multiple sources of fuel as well no need to have to use brand new oil lubrication. It was incentively built to last as long as you gave it proper maintenance.
    New cars today are planned obsolescence machines. You can only use a very select margin of fuels to run them. Theres way too many parts under the hood now and with computers and electronics it can easily fail one way or another.

    Horses on the other hand had to compete with something built way better. If todays cars were competing with horses, horses would of won and cars never would of caught on because of the plethora if micro problems that can arise

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      modern cars are far more efficient than cars of the 1920s were. gasoline wasn't as refined back then so cars HAD to be capable of burning a wider range of fuels, sacrificing efficiency.

      you are right about planned obsolescence, but engine technology has only improved

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >It was incentively built to last as long as you gave it proper maintenance.
      False. The frame itself wouldn't even last that long, nor would the engine regardless of how much maintenance you put in it. It would last as long as you would be willing and able to replace every single component, in which case you could have just bought a new car.

      They were also not reliable in the slightest, and they performed like shit.

      BTW, half of all new cars made by Stalantis, Ford, and GM are flex fuel, meaning it can run on traditional unleaded gasoline, ethanol, or methanol.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Anyone can afford a shitty horse. They are basically free.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >far slower than a car or bike (making travel far more time-consuming, particularly in rural areas)
    >requires a stable and open land to run around in when not in use, as opposed to just enough space to park it (making keeping one impractical if not impossible in urban bug hives)
    >requires you to continuously clear all their shit out of the aforementioned stable
    >exorbitantly large vet bills whenever something goes wrong with them (and unlike a car you can't just plug in a code reader and look it up on the internet to diagnose/fix problems yourself)
    >no protection from elements besides whatever you're wearing
    >easier to steal a horse or saddle because you can't lock them like a car door or trunk
    People considered them inferior to cars an entire century ago; consider how much cars have improved since, and how they'd compare now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >cars hae improved
      Thats where you are wrong retard. Cars are just problem after problem now a days and are built with no quality

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Horse food is expensive, if you only want to feed it with grass you need a lot of land, or let it graze a lot on the roadside. You also need to pay for farrier, deworm and vaccine.
    And if it gets hurt or sick, rip your money.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pavement fucks up horses legs and feet

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    because poopy streets

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You also have to clean it retard

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I'd pay for a quick ride if someone else is handling storage

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    anon, I don't think you understand. the average horse can walk 50+ miles a day with a rider on it. literally AVERAGE.

    these animals are way bigger and more muscular than you think

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      yes but consider the average american

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The rider will die of a heart attack before the horse can start getting back problems

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not speed efficient, no where to put the horse when you stop at your job or pick up groceries, and it a pay to deal with a bit because it's unpredictable and might cause an accident.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    +If the horse dies you can always sell the meat to a local fast food restaurant

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In an ideal society horses would be the primary means of transportation for the average citizen while cars would be relegated to logistics or long distance travel.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you buy a discount horse?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because he's a retard. The only reason to buy a cheap horse if you have no experience is if it's an old softy.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Regular bike:
    >cost less than 200
    >you have to provide nothing
    >easy to store
    >more comfortable and easier to control

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >insufferable gay
      >everyone wants to kill you
      Whatever you ride better have four wheel or legs, or else you're a subhuman

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Fucking fag

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Does after a month due to back issues

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I kneel ostrich lord

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        wants to kill you
        don't live in the U.S. maybe?

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I guess its only worth for people living rural with a property. A lot of people rent or own them as a recreational activity where I live, but they can't keep them at home. In some poor countries they do it and also use horse carts. Its probably the most climate friendly and ecological solution. But not for cities.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Don't live in a city like a goyim cuck then

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't, but yet I am not rich and have no property I could park my horse on. I'm already happy to have a place to grow vegetables on.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Would be cool if school buses in rural areas were replaced by a horse dragging a cart. A green solution and pretty sick too

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >No one's gonna buy horse meat from your sick horse you stupid cunt
    just eat it your self, moron
    You know what, OP is right, and even more, another side hustle is own sheep. Literally free money and meat

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Shit bro, at this rate just buy a farm. All the pets you want, tons of free meat and eggs and you also sell them, and all the land you can buy.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        do I look like I have the money for that much land?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Farmers don't save 6 million bucks from waging and buy land anon. They're in the business of making money from land. They're paying big mortgage or lease payments unless they haven't expanded for generations, or they own a house worth of capital stock that they arrange to squat on someone elses land and share profits with them

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    and women

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Well I'd rather fuck a car than a humanoid.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I honestly do not understand why cars can't fuck us yet. Road rage would not exist if cars were equipped with automatic blowjob machines.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >not walking around with a caravan of pack donkeys to the office

    NGMI

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    fix the feet yourself
    and when it gets too sick to live just shoot it in the head and butcher the meat, saving a lot on literally months worth of meat.

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you need to get them vet care and you need to either trim their hooves or have a farrier come out and do it

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you ONLY have to provide food, water, and housing for them? no other maintenance required?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Training, need to show them, and trim them. Healthcare later in life.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Counterpoint: they shit a lot and that alone makes a horse more of a hassle to deal with than a motorcycle or bike

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    food water and housing for a horse costs more than gas and parking

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it CAN cost a lot for brainlets but they don't necessarily have to cost a lot.

      Like I'm pretty sure I could keep a horse behind my apartment complex maybe. or my dad's backyard

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        itll probably die painfully or get removed by the state but i wish you the best regardless

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Like I'm pretty sure I could keep a horse behind my apartment complex maybe.
        someone is definitely gonna steal your horse

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          how the fuck is someone gonna steal a fucking HORSE?

          plus the horse will be bonded to me so only I will be able to ride it. it will kick a thief in the face and kill them

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >how the fuck is someone gonna steal a fucking HORSE?
            get it into a trailer and drive off, I suppose

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              oh yea pull up with a trailer to my backyard sure

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              If your horse is going into strange trailers it never loved you. Sorry you had to find out this way.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                well I stole the horse in the first place so we haven't had much time together

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      not with current gas prices

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Brandon's America

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          More like Israel's America since Bush.

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