rein hook; the reins are then in a position to be easily taken for use, and are so placed that they are not liable to fall to the ground.
This done, he runs over his harness with a dry chamois, and brushes his horses' manes with the water brush. He then removes his apron, and, putting on his coat, hat, and gloves, bears up his horses and is ready to start out quietly.
Bearing reins are very necessary to almost all town driving, but they are to be used, not abused. They should be put on so as to keep the horse's head in its natural position, to prevent rubbing the bridle off or catching the cross bar of the bit when standing.
All lovers of horseflesh should be thankful that the heathenish custom of bearing a horse up outrageously high is very little practised now.
The method to be pursued in the harnessing of a four-iii-hand is similar to that of a pair of horses, but there should always be at least two men to do it.
The chain which is used in place of the pole piece should be snapped into the kidney link (of course we presume one end of the chain to have been either snapped into or made fast to the pole head).
Experience teaches us that the wheelers' inside traces require to be a trifle shorter than the outside (about half a hole), to make the draught even. This is best accomplished by having the inside roller bolts