Horses & Carriages
Posted by P. Bingham on June 03, 1998 at 17:19:20:
In response to Oh, ....., written by Caroline on June 02, 1998 at 20:14:45
1. A Gray is considered to be a fine horse.
2. Caroline ] As far as I know, there wasn't an elegance scale for horse colour- it was simply a matter of making sure that the horses matched.
Matching horses were a priority and also using the right horse for the right purpose (as there was a horse for every occassion - workwise, that is) There were, however, at least a few carriages which required a particular colored horse (fashionably) and breed (I think). I cannot recall which ones exactly though I believe one was for a gentleman (perhaps the Phaeton?) and one was a little one for a lady (pony cart?). That is as clear as I can go at the moment.
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