About Antique Horse Drawn Sleigh
This winter, while everyone sings about dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh, you, in an antique horse-drawn sleigh, can turn words into action. Sleighs enjoy a long and diverse history among human societies around the world. They first appeared in ancient Egypt, serving functional purposes helping farmers plow fields and transporting heavy construction materials. Sleds deriving from northern Europe historically serve as transportation, and appear in horse-pulling competitions too. In the United States, sleighs enjoy romantic images. You can find them on old farms and in cities, taking newly-wed couples and others for rides. Sleighs hold anywhere from one person to a half dozen. You can find them in different types of wood, including softwoods like pine, and hardwoods like oak and poplar. Pine sleighs look attractive, but fade in durability and look with exposure to the elements. You often find an antique horse drawn sleigh bearing a fine layer of paint, with a finishing coat of polish or glaze. The coating seals beautiful hand-painted designs, and protects sleighs from water, wind, and ice. Look for these holiday items on eBay, which displays a large collection, giving you a variety of choices.