horses were first domesticated people have been using them to pull
The Romans built chariots and wagons and used them in battle, the Celts pulled a platform suspended on a spring frame known as a "horse cart."
The early Europeans constructed the first closed carriages and decorated them according to there wealthy. The word carriage originates from the French word "carriage", meaning "to carry in a vehicle."
In Dublin the horse drawn trams and horse drawn omnibus were replaced in 1911 by the electrified tram. Nowadays horse drawn carriages are used mainly for state ceremonies, competitions and leisure.
This glimpse into Ireland's transport past and will have several working carriages there to not only view but also to travel around the fair in.
At the 2013National Country Fair at Borris House there will be selection of horse-drawn carriages on display over the two days of the show.