Horses or oxen are the most common animals used to pull carts or carriages. In addition to bovine and equine species, reindeer, elephants, ostriches, camels, llamas, sheep, goats, and dogs have been used as draught animals in real life. Here are some photos taken in the 20th and 19th centuries of unusual animals pulling carts
A zebra pulls a carriage in Calcutta, India. 1930.
Lionel Walter Rothschild’s zebra carriage as it appeared on the streets of London in 1894.
Gentleman in his zebra-drawn carriage, London, 1913.
A little girl on an ostrich carriage at the Cawston Ostrich Farm in the Arroyo Seco, South Pasadena, California.
Photo postcard showing Isaac Newton Seiber of Wolford, North Dakota riding in a wagon pulled by an ostrich (1920).
An elephant towing supplies in Sheffield, World War One, date unknown
A circus hippo pulling a cart in 1924.
Milk delivery by dog cart, circa 1910.
Children with their dog pulling wagon, 1910.
Milk delivery on a cart drawn by a dog in Belgium
Dutch boy and his delivery dog cart
Salvador Dalí on a carriage drawn by his own goat. 1953.
Girl in a goat cart in front of a Fred Harvey Lunchroom in Rogers, Arkansas 1901.