The abuses suffered by horses is shocking!
‘You rode Rollo the whole way? Oh, Gerard, how could you?”
“I rested him while I had something to eat and rode him carefully for the last five miles,” her brother answered. “I also came across country, which is shorter as you well know. I cannot afford to have more than one horse in London at the same time.”
“Yes, I know that, but it is really too far for him.”
“And for me!” Gerard replied. “I suppose there is no chance of a bath?”