a slope instead of being level, and as my head was kept tied to the manger, I was obliged always to
stand on the slope, which was very fatiguing. Men do not seem to know yet that horses can do more
work if they can stand comfortably and can turn about; however, I was well fed and well cleaned, and, on
the whole, I think our master took as much care of us as he could. He kept a good many horses and
carriages of different kinds for hire. Sometimes his own men drove them; at others, the horse and chaise
were let to gentlemen or ladies who drove themselves.