When traveling in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the odds are very high that you will see or pass an Amish buggy on the road. Be sure to be courteous and leave enough space as you pass them cautiously, making sure the road is clear of cars in the opposing lane. The horses are somewhat accustomed to being passed, but keep in mind they are still animals and can be unpredictable. Why do the Amish ride in horse and buggies and what are some of the problems and risks of riding in buggies? All of these questions (and more) are answered in the book Plain Buggies.” Take a look at the image above and see the harness system that directs the horse.