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quality-it can easily be seen how absurd it would look on a coarse one-and he must also be a brilliant goer. The servant must be spruceness itself, of medium height, and slim. The carriage must be on graceful lines and painted as inconspicuously as possible.
This harness can also be used on a smart lady's phaeton.
THE PAIR-HORSE BROUGHAM HARNESS, FOR OFF HORSE
(PLATE XXX) ; ALSO
FOUR-HORSE PARK HARNESS LEAD AND WHEEL, NEAR
SIDE (PLATE XXXI).
This pair-horse brougham harness, belonging as it does to the more dressy class, demands the Buxton or gig bit, together with the full bearing rein and bridoon ; the plain kidney link and plain draught ; loin straps and lining throughout, etc. The billets or loops which guard the trace ends should never be of metal, but may be made in one piece.
Twisted metal for the hames, terrets, buckles, etc., is very bad form in any harness.
The brougham harness here shown differs very slightly in appearance from the wheel set of a fourin-hand park harness, shown in Plate XXXI. The use of loin straps on the latter is a somewhat disputed point, but with the full bearing rein, etc., they are undoubtedly correct, while not nearly as attractive.