I was about to comment that this is the first time in a long time I've heard "pony and trap" used to mean pony and trap!What a load of pony and trap.
My thoughts too - "The Bluffer's Guide to Motoring" which I read in preparation for my driving test had this to say (roughly verbatim) "Horses are 3/4 of a ton of meat on the move, with a brain the size of a walnut. In an argument between a car and a horse, the horse always wins. Treat with extreme caution."Regardless of right or wrong, horses are unpredictable and I would give way.
Reminds me of a nice pub just outside St Helens, called the "Bottle and Glass" - probably a reference to the local glass makers (Pilkingtons), but if such a pub was down here near London, it might mean something quite different.I was about to comment that this is the first time in a long time I've heard "pony and trap" used to mean pony and trap!
That's the rig we use for harness racing in the States. I was at a race meeting in Illinois, Hambletonian, I think, when Active Don beat Greyhound's record , I recall it was sub-2 minutes.