Amish man starts 'Uber' ride service with his horse and buggy



Move over Uber, there's a new service in town offering some real horsepower in MI!

Instead of a auto, Timothy Hochstedler ferries his customers around St. Joseph county in a horse and buggy.

Timothy Hochstedler calls it Amish Uber.

"Uber is a cool thing, every single year something new comes in and Uber is hot right now, so we have the Amish Uber. We can deliver people to their front doorsteps", Hochstedler told WWMT. Instead of a auto, Hochstedler is giving rides in a horse and buggy.

"It was's not an activity you typically associate with the Amish", Jordan said. WRGB reported that the ride is only $5. A Morgan is a people's horse.

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"I don't think there's Uber down here, so it's pretty cool", said Becky Phelps. Hochstedler said his driving partner is great with people. "It gives people that option that can't drive or don't want to drive or shouldn't drive".

Riders get a chance to see Colon without the distraction of driving a auto.

Hochstedler is reportedly just calling himself an Uber and not actually affiliated with the company.

To catch a ride on the Amish Uber, all it takes is a simple flag down so put away that cell phone.

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