An Indonesian official, heeding a government call to conserve energy, exchanged his car for a more ecologically-friendly means of transport -- a horse.
"I am doing this because of the presidential instruction," said G.S. Anas, who heads the administration section of the South Sulawesi Plantation Office in the provincial capital of Makassar.
Another reason was that he was "too lazy to queue for fuel at the fuel station", said Anas, also the head of the South Sulawesi Horse Breeders' Association, according to the Detikcom online news service.
His chauffeur, who usually drives him to the office, rode alongside him for the two-kilometre (1.2 mile) trip, the report said.
Indonesian cities have been hit by a recent fuel shortage, leading to long queues at fuel stations that often run out of petrol.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono last weekend called on all government bodies, including the military and police, to lower energy consumption.
Yudhoyono's call has seen public servants ride bicycles to work, curtail air conditioning use and shed their business suits in favour of lighter clothing, such as batik shirts.