128 DRIVING FOR PLEASURE.
sequently they vary in their mode of carrying them. Some, for instance, are stargazers and appear to be taking lunar observations, while others poke their heads forward in such a longitudinal form that they resemble in this particular the Continental swine trained for grubbing truffles. The plan I should like to see adopted would be to have a bearing rein with an elastic end to it, so that the horses that did not require having their heads held well up would not be deprived of the ornament of such a rein ; and even with horses that did require it, if the elastic was pretty strong, it would aid them in case of a trip or stumble."
C. T. S. Birch Reynardson, in his Down the Road, says : " Don't think me an old muff, if I say, Don't drive in London and round the park, where you no, doubt wish to look smart, without bearing reins. I don't mean to say, Bear your horses up as if their heads and tails were tied together, but use bearing reins. Your team will look smarter, and you will have more comfort with them than without them. It is very seldom that four horses all carry their heads in the right place; and if' one or two of them are inclined to get their heads down, it not only looks bad, but it is a considerable nuisance to the driver to have to carry his horses' heads, to prevent them lolling them against the pole hook, and