The Fine Art and Elegance of Driving a Pair
The very image of elegance in the driving world...or for
all the world if we don't want to quibble...comes to life when one views a beautifully turned-out pair driven by a beautifully turned-out individual, seated
on a beautifully restored antique carriage.
If that is the image to which you aspire, or just want to learn about, or just want to look at the pretty pictures and sigh happily ... then you've come to the right place. Within these pages we will teach you all about this elegant, top drawer, time honored pasttime as enjoyed by the high society pairs drivers of the past centuries, and in today's fashionable world for the pairs owners. If you want to learn all about the knock-around sports with carriages - combined training, marathon vehicles (I won't call them carriage), synthetic harness, etc ...then you will find yourself ushered gently through the servants door to go elsewhere. These pages are all about "society driving" so richly sought after by the good looking and the wealthy in bygone days.
So tip your china tea cup, lift a delicious scone amply dressed in clotted cream and lemon curd...and join us to learn what it took for society to look upper crust in driving a pair.
|First Impressions Mean Everything|
|Way Back When They Wore Hats Everyday|
|The Pairs Carriage Family|
|Only Leather Will Do|
|Never Wear Your Carriage's Paint Color|
|Hats for All Seasons|
|Jingle Bells and All Things Sleigh-worthy|