Hite, who lives near Washington, Pa., says it is well known that the Amish are knowledgeable horse buyers. "They've been in this business all their lives," he says. "It's been passed down from grandfathers to fathers." Smucker, whose own grandfather Eli was the first in his family to deal horses, says he has never considered closing down his horse dealership. "I like it. It's fun," he says, although he admits he doesn't quite know why it gives him such satisfaction. Perhaps he unconsciously enjoys his twice-weekly brush with the Worldly (as those outside the Amish communities are known), his common bond with men he would otherwise never meet.