Postillions and other herbs
Posted by Constanza on June 29, 1998 at 17:07:45:
In response to Horses and cross-country travel, written by Roger V on June 29, 1998 at 16:16:26
] A thrid option for the very wealthy who were in a hurry was to travel "post." This meant paying for the privilege of changing horses in the same way as stage or mail coaches. One could either rent a carriage for this purpose, or use one's own carriage, but the horses were rented, not owned, and were usually accompanied by a driver known as a "postillion."
Thanks to both. :-)
I have further questions:
Do you know how the payment was carried out? Did the traveller had to pay at each stop? Was the postillion in charge of taking the horses back to the original inn?
I assume that in the first leg of the journey (from home to first stop) the horses would belong to the traveller. How did they get home?
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