WHAT CONSTITUTES " GOOD FORM" IN EQUIPAGE.
SIMPLICITY of outline, appropriateness, consistency, harmony, and good judgment in the selection of vehicles, form the foundation of what may be termed good form.
The selection of vehicles is mentioned, because that is practically the basis of operation. Each vehicle demands consistency in the choice of its horses, servants, harness, livery, etc., and 'simplicity in its design and treatment, resulting in that muchto-be-desired harmony of the whole.
A good carriage is intended for many years of hard use, and not to be thrown aside, like a woman's gown, in obedience to the dictates of any and every whim of so-called fashion. The same may be said of a well-kept harness ; and all this goes to show how important it is that the first choice should be carefully made.