purely matters of fancy on the part of the coachman himself.
FOUR-IN-HAND ROAD HARNESS (PLATES XXXII AND
The bits, being so clearly shown in the photograph, we will consider as an illustration of the type, and will proceed at once to a discussion of the difference between this harness and that for park use, taking each point in order.
The bridle is made for full (or long) bearing reins in the park, for short bearing reins in the road (often dispensed with altogether in the latter).
The bits are "dress" versus "sporting." The bridle fronts quiet in park, bold in road. No face pieces in road. The other parts require a somewhat more explanatory treatment.
The park hames have full kidney links which open with a hinge at the top. These openings enable one