Horse And Carriage
We sure have come a long way since the days of horse and carriage transport.
Can you imagine what it would be like having to go and get your groceries in one of these?
Well, you probably wouldn’t go and get groceries, if you were back in these days, as you would have had to grow your own food. But maybe you wanted to go visit a relative who lived a few towns away. How long would it take to get there?
Today in our modern world, carriages are still being made and there are companies where you can hire a ride, for a wedding, ride around a park or other events.
How It’s Made
If you’re interested in how carriages are made, check out this video on YouTube by How It’s Made – Horse Drawn Carriages
Hiring A Horse And Carriage
Depending on the company, you can hire a horse and carriage for birthdays, balls, anniversaries, movie and TV work, weddings or proposals. I took a quick look at the cost of this service in my country New Zealand, and found it is around $1,500 NZ plus GST for a wedding. A parade starts at around $1,000 plus GST in a 5-6 seat.
In the UK a wedding might cost you 599 pounds or a prom 399 pounds.
Sounds expensive but after all, this is a special event and one that would make any bride feel like a princess.
If you have any old stories passed down to you from your ancestors about the horse and carriage, share it below as we would love to hear it.