be made up most carefully, bearing in mind that a coach loaded with passengers is a very different vehicle from the light wagon or break, which is generally used in the preliminary drive over the road, and allowance should be made accordingly.
Ten miles an hour, including changes, is quite a good round pace when maintained for thirty miles with a heavy passenger coach, and each additional mile adds up a percentage of wear and tear on the horses far greater than an inexperienced person begins to realize. Besides this, the difficulty of maintaining such time over our average country roads day after day, in good or bad weather, is generally unappreciated by the tyro. Even the coachman who drives exceedingly well, but is without "road" experience, will do wisely to run his first coach rather under than over an average pace of ten miles au hour. It is customary to allow about five minutes for changing horses. The actual time consunied, however, should be less than this.
We will now take up the subject of the necessary horses.
This depends somewhat on the means available for the purpose. The stamp that will be found most serviceable range from fifteen one to sixteen hands high, and weigh from one thousand to eleven hundred and fifty pounds when in condition for work. They should possess a ood deal of quality, for the bull-necked West