Horses were heavily relied upon to transport people and goods before the days of the automobile. Horses were owned by many residents. Both men and women drove horse for errands and outings. There were several livery coaches in Colborne such as Yeoman's Livery and Morrow's Livery which moved visitors, merchants, and others around town and beyond. Blacksmiths, carriage makers, and harness makers were among the local businesses which flourished as a result of horse transportation.