SUGGESTIONS TO THE INEXPERIENCED.
IT occasionally happens that a novice wishes to start some sort of a stable, but his ignorance of the subject makes the undertaking both difficult and unnecessarily costly. In the generality of cases such a person buys at random and is almost sure to repent at leisure.
It is to be hoped that the suggestions included in this chapter may be found of some benefit.
We will consider the question first from the standpoint of a man who wishes to turn out" a single brougham, although the suggestions given here are equally adapted to any standard vehicle.
The question of dollars and cents comes first, and after that it is wise to consider whether the first purchase shall be individual, or is intended as the nucleus of a large stable. What is worth doing at all is worth doing well, and for this reason one should not attempt the turning out of the simplest kind of equipage unless he intends to do it properly.