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.


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.