Forget the Buggy! Amish Seen Riding in Horse & Boat in Upstate New York
Here's something you don't see every day. An Amish horse and boat? Not a horse, buggy, and boat. Just the horse and boat.
A group of Amish men were seen riding down an Upstate New York road in a boat, being pulled by a horse. I guess when it's fishing season there's not much that can keep anglers from heading to their favorite watering hole.
The Amish are known for their simple way of living. They value rural life, manual labor, humility, and Gelassenheit (submission to God's will). While most of the Amish are in Pennsylvania - nearly 85,000. Over 20,000 Amish people call New York home.
This isn't the first time the Amish have been seen heading to the local watering hole. At least this group HAD a buggy and a boat.
Boat In Buggy
Then there's the Amish family in Lee Center who had both the buggy and boat, but not the boat trailer. So instead of towing the boat, they just stuck it right inside the buggy. Hey, whatever gets the boat to the water, right?!
Despite their easy way of life, the Amish still know how to have a good time. A horse and buggy doing donuts in the snow went viral, more than once in Upstate New York.
Mike Brucker shared a video of a horse running in circles, pulling an Amish buggy in the North Country on January 12. It's had more than 182K views and over 8K shares in less than two weeks.
But this it's actually not new. Hunter Kampnich posted the video in January 2020. It happened at 7 bridges in Northern New York. Almost 3 million people have watched his original video of the horse 'ripping donuts.' "I can’t believe how viral it went," said Kampnich.
The Amish like to have fun in the winter monthstoo. A few years ago Katy Jay of Lowville came across an Amish skier on Route 26 as she was heading to Rome. Her video quickly went viral. Since Jay posted the video on her Facebook page in 2017, it been viewed over 1 million times.