cockeye in the other. The end with the eye is slipped over the pole hook and rests on top of that of the leaders' main bar ; the other end is then passed between the leaders and through a lame ring suspended by straps from their kidney link rings, after which it is snapped in the eye of the cockhorse's bar.
A few suggestions as to the necessities in the "putting on" of a road coach may not be amiss. We Will suppose the route to have been selected, the distance, variety of the road, etc., ascertained.
The usual allowance for a well-run road coach is one horse to the mile, which allowance should run the same coach both ways on a short route, and a coach each way on a long one. On a thirty-rule route thirty horses should take the coach sixty miles. On a route of the above length it is customary to run each way daily with the same coach. The proper staging of the horses is a very important consideration, and one on winch it will be difficult to lay too much stress.
The horseman will realize A once that the mere offhand blocking out of the road into stages of a given number of miles each is out of the question. He must first go over the ground carefully and fined the character of the roadbed, whether sandy or bard, what portions are hilly and whit are level, and particularly what sort of stabling lie can ,• et, and where.