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Amish man launches "Uber" ride service with his horse and buggy

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Colon Michigan's newest taxi service has four wheels, four legs and good gas mileage.

Timothy Hochstedler is adding some horsepower to ride sharing, with his horse and buggy. He spoke with WWMT, and said he 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 door steps," said Hochstedler.

And so far, people are loving it.

"First time Ubering and we're riding in a buggy," said Steve Phelps, an Amish Uber rider.

Bruce Jordan and his grandkids took a ride after traveling from Grand Rapids.

"It was fascinating. It's not an activity you typically associate with the Amish," said Amish Uber rider Bruce Jordan.

Plus, his engine has a lot more character as it has four legs. Hochstedler said his horse his "engine." He even commented on how his horse is very friendly, "He loves people. He's a Morgan. A Morgan is a people's horse they love giving you a kiss or whatever."

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So if you're ever in Colon, Michigan, keep an eye out for Hochstedler's Amish Uber. To get a ride you have to flag him down without a cellphone.

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