The word ‘bards’ is a general term covering all the pieces of shield and armour intended to protect the horse during battles and fights. There is for instance the stock, to protect the horse’s chest or also the 'neck bard’.
Luxury, open, four-wheel open carriage with two seats facing each other for four people. Only the back seat is protected by a top. It is a town carriage, which may be used for a drive out or for ceremonies.
He is one of the fathers of today’s riding thanks, amongst others, to his constant search for lightness. A Rider from the 19TH century, he became famous in circuses especially. For some time he taught at the Cadre Noir in Saumur. He also remains famous for the intellectual and technical duel which opposed him to the count of Aure, more inclined to trail riding. This dispute was relayed by the authors of the 19th century and widely followed by the intellectuals of those days.
Part of the harness, lever that goes in the horse’s mouth and which contributes to lead the horse through its action on the tongue or the bars.
Fitted with two longitudinal banks, the ‘tapissière’ may be used to carry passengers.
Open four-wheel carriage whose bodywork encompasses two transversal seats in general. It is a sports carriage, for the country, used for dressage and to give exercise to the horses, for hunting, for a drive.
Making the preparatory dressage of a foal to have it accept the saddle and the rider on its back, to walk in the three gaits, to turn and to stop
Part of the harness which goes down behind the horses legs, on which it leans to brake or make the carriage drive back.
The briska is a travelling barouche, with a flat bottom. It can take two passengers who can stretch their legs and protect them with a leather apron covering the forefront of the bodywork, the chest which is protected behind a small window set beneath the first hoop of the top. The britzka was used most in the second quarter of the 19th century. It was adopted by the administration as a fast light mail-coach from 1839.
Enclosed four-wheeled carriage whose bodywork, cut in the front and just at the doors, only comprises a seat for two. It is a town coach; there are models designed for travelling.