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A farm owner in Germany saves fuel money with horse-drawn carriage

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A farm owner in Germany saves fuel money with horse-drawn carriage

Stephanie ’s commute to work has become longer but, she claims, less expensive: she has abandoned her SUV in favor of true horse power.

Kirchner, a 33-year-old stud farm owner and horse trainer, says she decided “it can’t go on like this” after fuel prices skyrocketed following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Because I suspected hay harvesting and everything else would become much, much more expensive,” she says, “we said, ‘we have to save a little money.'”

As a result, she now travels by horse-drawn about 6 kilometers (3 1/2 miles) from her home in western Germany. This increases the duration of a one-way trip from 10-15 minutes to up to an hour.

calculates that if she can use horse power every day, she will save about 250 euros ($264) per month based on how much fuel her Toyota SUV consumes.

Her , drawn by two horses, is well-liked by children and others. “Of course, humanity is hectic, and some are irritated if they can’t get past me quickly enough,” Kircher says.

She admits that her solution to rising fuel prices isn’t for everyone.

“I can’t park a horse in a parking garage,” she explains. “I believe that if opportunities for horses were created, a lot more horse riders would do it.”

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