THE STABLE. 99
the advantage of serving an employer who takes unusual interest in appointments.
No attempt has been made to describe the various minutiae
in these photographs, for, after a certain point is reached, so much in the arrangement and general treatment depends on the owner's personal taste that we have used the illustrations more with the view of showing some good examples than of defining any one particular method.
Convenience and the sanitary conditions are the two points mainly to be considered in the building of a stable. Ventilation must be carefully looked after, and should be so arranged that when desired there can be a free circulation of air in the stable without exposing its occupants to a direct draught.
The coach house should invariably be separated from the stable by closed doors, and, if possible, by a separately ventilated antechamber or harnessing room. The ammonia from the stables is very injurious to carriages, and, in addition to this, its odour permeates the carriages and is very disagreeable.
The use of tiling in interior stable work is much to be recommended, as it can be thoroughly washed, thereby reducing the possibility of contagion among the horses to the lowest point.
The question as to what flooring is best for the stalls always brings forth a variety of opinions. Where sta