Save Gas Money...Ride Horses

Two Florida women are beating high gas prices the old-fashioned way...on horseback.

Erik Waxler shows us how they're saddling up to make a statement about our reliance on cars.

Cara Hacht and Jane Mundy can't get enough when it comes to riding their horses.

"A bad day on a horse is better than a good day anywhere else as far as we're concerned."

Hacht is a chiropractor in New Port Richey, Mundy does her billing. By car it's about a 5 minute drive to the office.

"The gas prices kept getting higher and higher and I said to Jane, 'Why don't we just ride our horses 'cause we got a backyard to put them in and we can ride back and forth and we love to ride.'"

So once a month the ladies gallop to work. Cara ridesMmaya and Jane is on Blackhawk.

"I'll see ya at the office."

"We've ridden in the Chasco Fiesta parade with these two, so riding on the road is nothing to them."

"Riding the horses is cleaner in a lot of ways than driving a car, but they do tend to make somewhat of a mess. That's what this shovel is for, and these husbands."

"He's having a poop."

"Oh no!"

"You gotta call the poop patrol."

Yes Blackhawk did his business in Mcdonald's drive-thru lane. But the husbands quickly arrived to do the scooping.

After about 45 minutes riding up little road and right past the gas pumps, the ladies made it to the office.

This one trip didn't save much gas, but they hope people will take notice and think of other ways to get around.

Whether it's riding bikes like their friend and her daughter, walking, or maybe the most realistic option -- carpooling.

"You think about the commitment that we all used to have to make as a culture to get anywhere was by wagon or horse or walk."

While the work day is just starting for Cara and Jane, it's time for Maya and Blackhawk to rest. For now, their job is over.


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