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The art of driving horse-drawn vehicles gradually developed from the 16th century to reach its peak in elegance and sophistication at the end of the 19th century. Well-turned-out and well-handled horses were to be envied and admired, as were beautiful carriages and the fashionable ladies and gentlemen who rode in them. This highly illustrated volume explores the history and evolution of driving horses and explains the complexities of harnessing arrangements, carriage design and driving techniques.

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Driving

Driving

The Horse, the Man and the Carriage from 1700 up to the Present Day

Olms2009

Hardback338pp288x245mm

9783487084855     Product Code: 299346

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The art of driving horse-drawn vehicles gradually developed from the 16th century to reach its peak in elegance and sophistication at the end of the 19th century. Well-turned-out and well-handled horses were to be envied and admired, as were beautiful carriages and the fashionable ladies and gentlemen who rode in them. This highly illustrated volume explores the history and evolution of driving horses and explains the complexities of harnessing arrangements, carriage design and driving techniques.

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