Michigan man launches horse-and-buggy ride-hailing service

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An Amish family rides their horse and buggy past a storage lot for recreational vehicles in Goshen, Ind., on Friday, June 1, 2018. In the county that voted nearly two-thirds for Donald Trump, a grass-roots campaign by local residents voiced enough opposition to scuttle the building of an immigration detention center nearby. (AP Photo/Charles Rex […]

Look out Lyft, move over Uber: A southern Michigan man has launched a horse-and-buggy ride-hailing service.

WWMT-TV reports Timothy Hochstedler dubs his service “Amish Uber,” though he’s not a driver for the company. A sign on the side of his buggy reads, “Amish Horse & Buggy Rides $5,” and he offers trips around the St. Joseph County community of Colon.

Hochstedler says he enjoys the conversations with customers. And his horse is friendly — “a people’s horse.”

Still, there’s no app to hail this horse-and-buggy: Would-be customers have to flag it down.


Information from: WWMT-TV

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