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Carriage Driving at the New Forest Agricultural Show
A wide variety of horses, ponies, and carriages were on display at the New Forest Agricultural Show. There were classes for the heavy horses: Shires, the Suffock Punch, Belgians, and Fresians. The heavies were shown in hand and pulling everything from farm equipment to work wagons, pleasure carriages and stage coaches. The horses were braided in their breed-specific style. The pleasure carriage horses included the high stepping Hackneys, Cleveland Bays, and other varieties. The Coaches were assembled with driver, two footmen, six to eight passengers, and the guard who blows a long silver horn to announce their arrival.
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