neater finish than the full strap used in road work.
The latter is simply a plain straight strap made with one or two billets or loops to keep it in place. The point is passed through the upper side of the trace buckle from outside in, then through the ring on the pad from inside out, and back to its own buckle, thus bringing the point down. Practically the only remaining difference, beyond the general distinctions between dress and road harness, previously described, lies in the trace ends. The park traces have square metal ends, and the road traces have either stitched loops (called French loops) or chain ends. The loops are more practical for quick changing.
TANDEM HARNESS (PLATE XXXIV).
The accompanying photograph portrays an excellent example of a tandem harness in the accepted sense of the word.
The tandem is a purely sporting equipage, and is really not suited to park work, pure and simple. However, as the tendency during the past few years seems to have been toward the separation of the tandem into road and park types, it may be as well to state that the harness here shown will come under the head of "Suitable for the Road."