Donna and Joe have finished their assignment in India. Occasionally they still travel somewhere.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Horse Cart

Horse carts are not as common as ox carts in Bangalore but they do haul a variety of loads. This cart is loaded with long strips of steel. Each is roughly a quarter inch thick by three inches wide. I'm not sure of the length, but they must be at least 15 feet long. As you can see, they drag on the ground after behind the cart, which made quite a loud screeching sound.
While ox carts are always open wagons, horse carts are invariably of this design, with a roof overhead. The front and back are open so that cargo can extend out on either end, as this load does.

You will also notice that most Indian horses are very small compared to most western breeds-- more the size of a pony, but with the build of a horse.

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