• Mar 4th 2011 at 6:27PM
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After thousands of years serving as the transportation of choice, the horse was unceremoniously replaced by the automobile. The fact is, cars don't need food, water or shelter, and thanks to the automobile, a trip that used to take three days can now happen over the course of a couple hours. So the car wins, for ever and ever, right? Tell that to the driver of a massive tanker truck that slid off the road during what looks like a terrific snow storm.

Hit the jump to watch what could be an Amish man and his pack of powerful Clydesdales pull a shining example of modern machinery out of the ditch. If you click through quickly we'll refrain from boring you with a plethora of lame "horsepower" puns or quips about 16-leg-drive beating all-wheel-drive any day of the week. Don't make us count to three. Still here? Fine: turns out all the horse power you really need can be counted on just one hand.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Since when do the amish collaborate with Exxon? ;-)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where are their instruments?
      • 4 Years Ago
      gas can be considered a food for cars...soooo technically they need food..
      • 4 Years Ago
      Horses FTW!

      Big Oil: 0
      • 4 Years Ago
      just a comment:

      the tall dark on is either a Shire/Clydesdale, the other ones are Belgians...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now THAT would be a story to tell your friends!
      • 4 Years Ago
      did anybody else see that little mouse run by around 20 seconds?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I also was thinking it was going to be a cool story about the Band of Horses helping out a trucker while touring...I thought I'd see a big tour bus pulling out an 18-wheeler...and I believe 'team of horses' is the correct terminology...BTW Band of Horses is one break until they start touring April 1st (Tuscaloosa, AL)...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Aren't horses working together normally called a "Team" of horses? Or are these horses musically inclined?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Them con sarn horseless carriages!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Video: Band of horses rescue stuck semi tanker"

        Horse(s) after all, are the Original...Four Wheel Drive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Next year's Budweiser supperbowl commercial?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Two questions .
      It doesn't look like they had ice shoes which they should have had .
      Would they have done it faster if they weren't frightened by the vole that crossed in front of them . It's there toward the end of the video !
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