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THE want of a book which treats directly of the proper appointment of sporting and nonsporting vehicles has prompted the preparation of this work.

The numerous horse shows held throughout the country have developed a desire for information among the onlookers, as well as among those who drive actively and passively, without the possibility of satisfying it except through the medium of the obliging friend who, in nine cases out of ten, speaks without knowledge.

It is believed also that this desire for exact information regarding appointments, horses, harness and harnessing, bits and bitting, the stable, and other kindred matters, is shared by a very large number of owners of one, two, or three horses who wish their stables and equipages, however modest, to be appointed correctly and in accordance with the dictates of practical experience.

It may not be out of place to say that the author's




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