A new mobile bar and cafe, the Thirsty Horse, is looking to "hit the ground rolling" once events start to pick back up again said owner Sarah Bundy.
The Thirsty Horse is a 1977 Tuza Double Horse Float that was converted into a beautiful mobile bar and cafe that can be rented out for various events.
When COVID-19 hit Sarah and Michael Bundy, they decided there was not going to be a better time for them to start their own business.
"We've always wanted to have our own business," said Sarah. "We've had the horse float for some time and originally we were going to turn it into a photography studio.
"But we thought why not make it a bar and provide the opportunity for more jobs and work.
"Hopefully once COVID-19 is out of the way we can hit the ground rolling and start really doing some events, maybe even add a second float to our fleet."
The Bundy family did most of the work on converting the float themselves, including stripping back the old and rusted horse float, and giving it a new lick of paint.
"The logo design and cut out on the side were the only things that we outsourced," said Sarah.
"We put in the bar top and kitted out the interior ourselves. The whole design was all ours."
Originally the Thirsty Horse was just going to be a mobile bar but the Bundy's didn't want to limit themselves too much, so they prepared it for various types of events.
"We added the cafe afterwards. We have a three sliding door fridge, a commercial coffee machine, a milkshake machine and a commercial grade snow cone machine," said Sarah.
"We are excited for our first two events next month. We have a year 12 celebration and an equestrian fun day."
Sarah said that the business has seen a lot of inquiries despite only being established and on Facebook for just over a month.
"Our Facebook just hit 400 likes, which is a big celebration for us," she said.
"We are on stand by for a lot of events ... we probably receive around two or three inquiries a day. So word is getting around, which is great to see.
"We service all of NSW, none of us here mind going on a bit of a road trip."
Sarah and Michael have employed five fully RSA qualified staff members to assist them with the operation of the float.
"We've both been mucked around by employers in the past, so now it is in our hands and we have our own staff," she said.
"What better way to provide some work to people ... the staff will be able to help us operate the bar and cafe, and get it where it needs to be on days that we can't.
"It's exciting to operate our own business and I think it's a pretty big pat on the back to have done so much with the business already."