I have twice had three out of the four horses in a heap, from a leader coming down and the two wheelers falling over him; but in such a case as this there is very little danger if the coachman has the presence of mind not to leave his box till there is sufficient strength at the horses' heads to prevent them jumping up and starting off frightened.
- An Old Coachman's Chatter with some Practical Remarks on Driving
By Edward Corbett
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- Sunday 24 January 2021
- 19th Century, England, Horse, Transport