So, I'm looking at this lovely restored phaeton/surrey tomorrow. I don't know a whole lot about driving, but I've been longing to train my horse since I drove a mini at camp many years ago
The following pics are of the phaeton. I'm rather confused about harnesses, and the one thing driving me nuts is traces! It seems they attach differently depending on the vehicle. Where do the traces go on this one?
So, what should I look for when looking at this carriage? And can you see from the pics where the traces will attach? I will be using this with a 14.3 horse. Also, what type of harness will go best with this type of carriage? Collar or breast harness? Does it really matter or just preference? The carriage has a SINGLE tree, so does that effect what type of harness I should use? It seems like with the collar the horses can't quite put their heads down to get a relaxed walk.
Not sure what the last pic is of. As I said, I don't know much at all right now! I'm going to get some books though. Anyways, any advice is appreciated!