THE STABLE. 101
are elastic to a certain degree, and much less injurious to horses' feet than either hard wood, concrete, or asphalt. Of course they wear out much sooner, but can be easily replaced.
The size of the harness room and its arrangement depend, of course, entirely upon that of the rest of the stable. It should be kept dry at all times, and for this reason must be provided with a stove or other means of heating which can be used on damp days even in summer.