Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cart Horses

There still is horse drawn traffic in Cape Town (pictured), although not as much as when I was a boy. There is, too, a Cart Horse Protection Association. The Association provides services to over 260 working cart horses and their owners. Occasionally one still comes across signs on hills: "No horse drawn traffic". OBSERVATION: Cart horses were concentrated around Cape Town's District 6. With the demolition of the suburb due to apartheid, cart horses were dispersed across the city.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The cart horses and wagons are mostly not privately owned any more but hired out on a daily basis.

Thomas Scarborough said...

Thank you. I didn't know this. I wonder whether it is a good move. As with most things, I would suppose there are advantages and disadvantages. It may be the Congregational minister in me having misgivings over things being taken out of the people's hands.