Stephanie Kirchner’s journey to work has got longer but, she says, cheaper: she has left her SUV at home and switched to real horse power.
Stud farm owner and horse trainer Kirchner, 33, says she decided “it can’t go on like this” after fuel prices jumped following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “Since I also suspected hay harvesting and everything else will become much, much more expensive, we said, ‘we have to save a little money,’” she says.
So she has switched to traveling the roughly 6 kilometers (3 1/2 miles) from her home in western Germany by horse-drawn carriage. That turns a one-way trip from 10-15 minutes to as much as an hour.
The AP states Kirchner can save about $250 a month making this switch, provided a horse and carriage is used daily. This is what environmentalists want, a return to primitivism and now the left’s new normal is beginning to be realized thanks to the environmentalist’s war on fossil fuels.
The AP might have also published this as a way to try to help deflect for Joe Biden by ensuring that Kirchner’s claim that the Ukraine conflict is to blame for rising fuel prices was included as a cynical way to keep that talking point alive. But gas price increases are mostly Joe Biden’s fault and no doubt environmentalists are gleeful due to the pain people are feeling at the pump.