Carriage on two very high wheels to practise a tandem drive (a two-horse team, one in front of the other). On the bodywork in shape of a chest there are two back-to-back seats. The bodywork may contain a dog compartment; it is then equipped with blinds for airing.
Kind of two- or four-wheeled wagon, enclosed with fabric or leather curtains. “Is mainly used by the upholsters to carry furniture, carpets, etc. and also used for removals, for the transport of certain goods” (Dictionnaire de l’Académie Française, 6th ed., 1835).
Wild horse of the western Asian steppes, today extinguished.
Science whose purpose is to study the abnormalities and monstrosities of the human beings. Petit Robert
Two-wheeled carriage, characterised by some kind of horizontal frame, formed by two very long shafts connected at the back by a crossbar on which there is a seat for two people, with or without a top. Either used in town or in the country.
An enclosed carriage, with four wheels, comprising two seats for four people facing each other. The difference between a town coach and a coach (with which it shares the same rich decoration), is a two-parallel-axle unit, supposedly able to prevent the body from overturning in case a wheel or the suspension device breaks. First intended for travelling, the town coach became a town and state coach in the 18th century.
Cage used in the past, before anaesthesia was used so as to keep the big animals quiet and be able to operate on them – or to shoe the heavy animals (cattle and horses).
An acronym for Techniques de Randonnée Équestre de Compétition. Discipline born at the end of the 1980s, the TREC, close to Competitive Trail Riding, is inspired by the difficulties which may be found when out trekking. These events aim to assess the rider and his/her horse over an orienteering and regularity course, a race on a varied field (ford, hedge, stairs, etc.), a presentation of the pair (good harness) and a mastership of the paces.