22 DRIVING FOR PLEASURE.
all day when the horses are required to go out a second time.
The proper harness and coach are described under their respective headings, so a further description of them is superfluous. The thirty-mile route above mentioned will require six complete sets of harness-five in daily use, and the sixth at the home station in case of need. 1 fire or other accident might destroy a harness, when an extra set would become most useful. A really well-run route should have an extra coach, where it can be called on in case of accident to the regular. In a long route where an up and down coach is run daily it is customary to have an extra coach at each end of the line, besides one in the middle. This makes five coaches necessary to a double line of eighty or one hundred miles. These precautions may by some be considered an unnecessary extravagance ; such persons will be wise not to attempt a public coach. Sooner or later they will find their coach will not come out some fine morning, and with no extra coach to fall back on temporarily they/.ill expose themselves to ridicule. It is well to call attention to the fact that directly a man undertakes to put on a " public " he lays himself open to the criticism of " the talent," who are only too eager to find flaws in his equipment. The time schedule must be adhered to as closely as would that of a railway, and such adherence is the pride of