I do not know how it happened, but when the head-yards were swung, I found myself pulling at the fore-brace, like a dray horse.
No amount of training would make a Normandy dray horse that could compete with a Kentucky thoroughbred on the race course.
Janet was the dray horse of the family, and therefore could not be turned away: she was too useful to Mrs. Knox to be parted with.
But at that moment a dray horse tried to walk up his back, and Dans remarks were cut short.
"'Now no dray horse moves more readily to the thill than I to the painter's chair," he said.
This favourite beast of burden was oftentimes represented as a dray horse; in more sporting circles as a hack or a hunter.