quietly driven team starts off together without apparent effort. Our young friend will probably say, 11 Oh, my horses are so high-strung ! " But if he thinks over the matter lie will probably recollect that he dropped his hand suddenly, giving each horse full rein, at the same time flourishing his whip or giving a loud cluck. His horses with different degrees of promptness sprang to their work, and, finding a solid weight too great for any one of them to start alone, began the seesaw act. When once a team is in this condition, the only thing to do is to quiet them down ; let them stand a few moments, and then see if they can't be started by more temperate management.
Many a young coachman will miscalculate the distance in which the pulling up of a team can be comfortably accomplished, and will be quite surprised to find that it takes some little experience to acquire Judgment in so doing.
The horses coming up at a round trot should be slowed gradually, but not taken back to a walk a few feet short of the spot, nor brought up so fast that they will either require to be thrown on their haunches or allowed to go some distance beyond their objective point before they are brought to a stop.
Howlett gives a most excellent illustration of the method of making what he calls a "dead stop."
Nimrod, in his chapter on Gentlemen Coachmen,