Two Equestrian Questions
Posted by Jenna on April 01, 1998 at 19:33:35:
I am working on a novel (aren't we all?) in which there is a character of a servant--a groom/coachman. The family he works for is quite well off and my question is: would taking care of the horses and carriages be the work of one individual or of two--a lowly lackey and a well-respected coachman?
My other question is, if you were a gentleman of that era, what names would you prefer for your horse (if at all) and dogs. I just can't imagine Mr. Darcy riding a "Lady" nor calling for "Sparky" to find the fox.
These are rather peculiar, lame questions, but I'm a stickler for being as close to the truth as possible.
I extend my sincerest gratitude in advance to anyone kind enough to respond.
- George Stubbs, John Frederick Herring Jessamyn 16:09:35 4/03/98 (2)
- Are you serious? Caroline 19:10:16 4/02/98 (6)
- a suggestion for animal names. P. Bingham 03:15:25 4/02/98 (5)
- The old horse naming contest Nan 22:28:17 4/04/98 (1)
- LOL! Caroline 10:29:31 4/05/98 (0)
- Patricia & Kristen Jenna 12:09:26 4/03/98 (0)
- My sentiments exactly...and another great JA resource, too Kristin J.D. 23:56:56 4/02/98 (1)
- Bibliography Caroline 12:39:38 4/03/98 (0)
- Equestrian questions Leslie 20:47:48 4/01/98 (1)
- "What Jane Austen Ate...." Marie B 21:56:59 4/02/98 (0)
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