Because of its multi-billion dollar losses, the U.S. Postal Service has decided to return to using horses to deliver mail in rural areas. The cost savings will be in the thousands of dollars, according to Postmaster General John Potter. ” We feel that this would be a way to reconnect to our basic roots and still provide service to rural Americans,” Potter added. “It may be just a little slower, but the up side to this is huge.” “It’s going to take a bit of investment to get this program off the ground but we have the support of the President and Congress, he added.” “This change and the new one thousand dollar stamps we plan to unveil next year will put us in the black within three years, ” announced Jeff Mator, Assistant Post Master General. The new strategies are set to go into effect on January 1, 2011.