Amish Say Indiana’s Rocky Roads Causing Horse Injuries

July 17, 2013

Amish residents in southwestern Indiana are asking officials to change the rock on county roads to make it easier for their horses to travel and reduce the risk of injury.

Steven Stoll says the rock being used is too big for horses to trot on and that many are suffering hoof injuries that cause lameness. That can cost Amish residents their sole source of transportation.amish buggy

Daviess County Highway Superintendent Phil Cornelius tells the Washington Times-Herald smaller rock costs more, but he has pledged to use it in areas with a lot of horse traffic. The county also plans to address grading issues that could be contributing to the problem.

Cornelius cautions that it could take time to replace the gravel on every road in the Amish community.

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