Today after Jim was spooked he took off into a corn field, buggy and all, all 2,500 lbs. of him. He was just scared and we got out quickly while the Gentle Giant calmed him down and righted him out of the field. I took a long walk heading home as he took Jim and the buggy back at the end of the ride, I WAS NOT GETTING BACK in that thing for nothing! An event like this really is/was no big deal at all if you are Amish... It happens so often to them, every day, as I have seen that horses do crazy things and because the Amish were practically born in a buggy it seems to be no big deal to them. Interestingly our children were not scared today at all, only mom :)... The horses particularly act up, especially after church when a horse wants to get back to their own barn. Its a wild time as the men hold the horse back while the family gets in the buggy and then the men let go and the horse just goes STRAIGHT home all on their very own... I had an interesting buggy ride coming home once from church on the hills of Ohio this past spring.
Yes, it is so intriguing to come upon a family traveling in a buggy. It is much different when you are that family and you just hope and pray that car sees you. I was a willing participant in the buggy travel all summer it was just something I did not enjoy :) but I will let you in on part of this ride with this short movie...Whatca think? *** SORRY WILL HAVE TO GO TO A HIGHSPEED PLACE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS IT IS TO SLOW***