That's one way to add a little horsepower - an Idaho rancher who has a horse and a motorcycle has combined the best of both worlds by rigging up a sidecar for his stallion companion.   

Cowboy's Horse Rides Shotgun In A Motorcycle Sidecar

Casey Perkins of Shoshone County, Idaho has a horse and will travel, though modern highways are tough on a cayuse's hooves. Being a resourceful rancher who's handy in the toolshed, Perkins (aka the_van_man__) fashioned a single-occupant, roofless sidecar and connected it to his motorcycle. Dude, whip up some goggles for that critter, stat!

Cowboy's Horse Rides Shotgun In A Motorcycle Sidecar

This very short video was recorded by Perkins' wife, who states “My husband started this whole deal a little over a year ago when he decided to modify the family van and hauled his horse in it.” Here's a video of the “Whinny Van” in motion – gotta love the horse's nonchalant expression.

Cowboy's Horse Rides Shotgun In A Motorcycle Sidecar

“That inspired his next invention of hauling the horse in the side car of a motorcycle!,” adds Mrs. Perkins, no doubt thrilled to have her grocery-getter back. As for Perkins and his palomino passenger, we predict a close encounter with an Idaho State Police trooper is only a matter of time. (via UPI)

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