Public Horses

In addition to the perfectly developed bus and train network in Romania, in the summer months you can also opt for public horses.


Right outside of most towns (in the photo: Targu Mures) grazing horses are on stand-by. If you need to go to the next town and you don’t want to walk the whole day, you take a blanket, pull it over the nag, ask a passing hobo to help you mount the horse, and off you go!

In the next town, you park the horse on a lush meadow where it will fill itself up and wait for the next passenger. If you want to experience the Wild West in Europe, you need to travel or ride east.

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a writer, a spy or a hobo.
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5 Responses to Public Horses

  1. Shannon says:

    I can’t tell if this is a joke or not…and googling it has opened a whole new pot of worms about horse slaughter and banned carts on public roads…

    • Hehe, I am glad it left you wondering. That’s exactly the effect I wanted to achieve.
      But to stop you from having to read about horse slaughter, I should reveal that it’s a joke. But some people do travel by horse-drawn carts in Romania, particularly in the rural areas, but I also see some of them in town.

    • Shannon says:

      Thank you! :) It wasn’t an especially pleasant topic to read about! It’s a shame that there isn’t more horse travel, it’s so peaceful, as is the sound of hooves and the wheels of a cart!

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