The Horse-Drawn Transportation ClipArt gallery offers 201 illustrations of transportation means that are intended to be powered by horses pulling it, such as carriages, and related equipment. For images related to the horse, rather than the carriage, please see the Horse Care gallery in the Agriculture collection. For illustrations of people riding horses, please see the Horseback Riding gallery in Sports and Recreation.

An illustration of a house located in a remote area. The illustration shows a man standing in front of the home's door with a man and woman arriving in a sleigh.

Remote House

An illustration of a house located in a remote area. The illustration shows a man standing in front…

The Irish form of the sprung cart, called a jaunting car or jaunty car, was a light, horse-drawn, two-wheeled open vehicle with seats placed lengthwise, either face to face or back to back. It was a popular mode of transportation in 19th Century Dublin popularized by Valentine Vousden in a song by that name. Also called an outside car or sidecar, it was peculiar in that its seats ran longitudinally and the passengers' feet were placed on a footboard outboard of the wheels.

Jaunting Car

The Irish form of the sprung cart, called a jaunting car or jaunty car, was a light, horse-drawn, two-wheeled…

An illustration of a jaunting car; The Irish form of the sprung cart, called a jaunting car or jaunty car, was a light, horse-drawn, two-wheeled open vehicle with seats placed lengthwise, either face to face or back to back.

Jaunting Car

An illustration of a jaunting car; The Irish form of the sprung cart, called a jaunting car or jaunty…

A portion of Thomas Jefferson's gig, a cart or chair pulled by a horse.

Part of Jefferson's Gig

A portion of Thomas Jefferson's gig, a cart or chair pulled by a horse.

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

Jump Seat Sleigh

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

A Jump-seat is a convenient four-wheeled vehicle with a falling top, and so constructed that it can be changed readily from a one to a two-seat form

Jump-seat, one seat form

A Jump-seat is a convenient four-wheeled vehicle with a falling top, and so constructed that it can…

A Jump-seat is a convenient four-wheeled vehicle with a falling top, and so constructed that it can be changed readily from a one to a two-seat form

Jump-seat, two seat form

A Jump-seat is a convenient four-wheeled vehicle with a falling top, and so constructed that it can…

From a chart of "Modern fashionable carriages and vehicles in general use," 1893.

Ladies' Phaeton

From a chart of "Modern fashionable carriages and vehicles in general use," 1893.

This carriage lamp is made out of cut glass and set in silver. It is used to light a carriage.

Carriage Lamp

This carriage lamp is made out of cut glass and set in silver. It is used to light a carriage.

The carriage lamp is used to light a carriage.

Carriage Lamp

The carriage lamp is used to light a carriage.

The carriage lamp is used to light a carriage.

Carriage Lamp

The carriage lamp is used to light a carriage.

A Landau is a kind of pleasure carriage whose top may be thrown open or be closed at pleasure.

Landau

A Landau is a kind of pleasure carriage whose top may be thrown open or be closed at pleasure.

A landau is a coachbuilding term for a type of four-wheeled, convertible carriage. It is lightweight and suspended on elliptical springs. It was invented in the 18th century (first noted in English in 1743) and was named after the German city of Landau in the Rhenish Palatinate where they were first produced. Lord, Hopkinson, coachmakers of Holborn, London, produced the first English landaus in the 1830s.

Landau

A landau is a coachbuilding term for a type of four-wheeled, convertible carriage. It is lightweight…

From a chart of "Modern fashionable carriages and vehicles in general use," 1893.

Landaulet Rockaway

From a chart of "Modern fashionable carriages and vehicles in general use," 1893.

From a chart of "Modern fashionable carriages and vehicles in general use," 1893.

Landaulette

From a chart of "Modern fashionable carriages and vehicles in general use," 1893.

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

Leather Top Landau Sleigh

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

A pin used to prevent the wheel of a carriage from sliding off the axle-tree.

Linchpin

A pin used to prevent the wheel of a carriage from sliding off the axle-tree.

A litter, or a light, covered conveyance representing a sedan chair.

Litter

A litter, or a light, covered conveyance representing a sedan chair.

A man traveling on horseback through the streets of town.

Man on Horse

A man traveling on horseback through the streets of town.

"Denmark is one of the best dairy countries of the world, and I doubt whether there is any other land which produces so much butter in proportion to its size." —Carpenter, 1902

Danish milkman

"Denmark is one of the best dairy countries of the world, and I doubt whether there is any other land…

From a chart of "Modern fashionable carriages and vehicles in general use," 1893.

Omnibus or gurney

From a chart of "Modern fashionable carriages and vehicles in general use," 1893.

Horseshoes are available in a wide variety of materials and styles, developed for different types of horses and the work they do. The most common materials are steel and aluminum, but specialized shoes may include use of rubber, plastic, or copper.

Horseshoe Pad

Horseshoes are available in a wide variety of materials and styles, developed for different types of…

The phaeton is a 19th century sporty carriage. This carriage represents modern carriage building in England.

Phaeton

The phaeton is a 19th century sporty carriage. This carriage represents modern carriage building in…

The light park phaeton is an early 19th century carriage that is drawn by one or two horses. It is constructed to be light and simple, free from carvings and ornamental iron-work.

Light Park Phaeton

The light park phaeton is an early 19th century carriage that is drawn by one or two horses. It is constructed…

This firemen's ambulance was used during 1861-1865.

Philadelphia's Firemen's Ambulance

This firemen's ambulance was used during 1861-1865.

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

Physicians' Rockaway

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

Pony sleigh with rumble

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

Portland Cutter

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

An elegant horse-drawn carriage with its retinue of servants is an equipage.

The President's Equipage

An elegant horse-drawn carriage with its retinue of servants is an equipage.

A horse bred or kept for running in contest.

Race-horse

A horse bred or kept for running in contest.

"Side-delivery rake, a horse-rake in which the rake is suspended between the axle of the pair of wheels and a third or caster-wheel trailing at the end of the rake, and placed in a position diagonal to the direction in which the machine moves. By means of suitable mechanism, operated through gearing on the axle, the hay, as fast as it is gathered, is delivered at the side of the rake and deposited on the ground in the form of a windrow." -Whitney, 1911

Side Delivery Rake

"Side-delivery rake, a horse-rake in which the rake is suspended between the axle of the pair of wheels…

This rein is a harness used to control and direct with, a rein helps stop or slow up a horse by pulling on it.

Safety Driving Rein

This rein is a harness used to control and direct with, a rein helps stop or slow up a horse by pulling…

The body of this vehicle depicts an axle and shaft having a pivotal connection with said shafts on each side.

Side View of a Road Cart

The body of this vehicle depicts an axle and shaft having a pivotal connection with said shafts on each…

A Rockaway seats two and has a full standing top.

Rockaway

A Rockaway seats two and has a full standing top.

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

Russian Vis-a-Vis Sleigh

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

This safety rein is worn by horses who are to be domesticated. Reins consist of leather straps or rope attached to the outer ends of a bit and extend to the riders hands. Reins are the means by which a horse rider communicates directional command to the horses head.

Bridle Connected Safety Rein

This safety rein is worn by horses who are to be domesticated. Reins consist of leather straps or rope…

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

Shell body cutter

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

From a chart of "Modern fashionable carriages and vehicles in general use," 1893.

Six-pass Rockaway

From a chart of "Modern fashionable carriages and vehicles in general use," 1893.

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

Six-Passenger Shell Body Sleigh

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

The sleigh is a vehicle with runners for sliding.

Sleigh

The sleigh is a vehicle with runners for sliding.

The sleigh is a form of vehicle with runners for sliding. This carriage is double bodied and drawn by ponies.

Sleigh

The sleigh is a form of vehicle with runners for sliding. This carriage is double bodied and drawn by…

A sled, sleigh, sledge is a vehicle used for transportation on surfaces with low friction, usually snow or ice.

Winter Sleigh

A sled, sleigh, sledge is a vehicle used for transportation on surfaces with low friction, usually snow…

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

Square body sleigh

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

An illustration of a stage coach tipping over.

Stage Coach Tipping Over

An illustration of a stage coach tipping over.

A four-wheeled passenger cart carried by horses.

Stagecoach

A four-wheeled passenger cart carried by horses.

An illustration of a stagecoach going through a town.

Stagecoach

An illustration of a stagecoach going through a town.

"Modes of travel in the West. An old stage-coach and prairie schooner." -Gordy, 1916

Stagecoach and Prairie Schooner

"Modes of travel in the West. An old stage-coach and prairie schooner." -Gordy, 1916

A stagecoach used during the eighteenth century.

An Eighteenth-Century Stagecoach

A stagecoach used during the eighteenth century.

A Stanhope is a  light two or four-wheeled carriage, named afer Lord Stanhope, for whom it was invented.

Stanhope

A Stanhope is a light two or four-wheeled carriage, named afer Lord Stanhope, for whom it was invented.

"The State Carriage of Queen Elizabeth; From Hoefnagel's pring of Nonsuch Palace." — Chambers, 1881

State Carriage

"The State Carriage of Queen Elizabeth; From Hoefnagel's pring of Nonsuch Palace." — Chambers,…

Lady Eleanor's, sister of King Edward II, elaborately decorated and upholstered carriage drawn by six horses. The carriage was built to without springs, making an uncomfortable trip.

Fourteenth Century State Carriage

Lady Eleanor's, sister of King Edward II, elaborately decorated and upholstered carriage drawn by six…

A man waves to an oncoming horse-drawn coach to stop

Stop!

A man waves to an oncoming horse-drawn coach to stop

Street railway car, drawn by horses.

Street Car

Street railway car, drawn by horses.

An illustration of a horse-drawn street car. The first passenger services in the world were started by the Oystermouth Railway in Wales, using specially designed carriages on an existing tram line built for horse-drawn freight dandies. Fare-paying passengers were carried on a line between Oystermouth, Mumbles and Swansea docks from 1807. Other forms of public transit developed out of the early omnibus that first ran on public streets in the 1820s. These were local versions of the stagecoach lines, and picked up and dropped off passengers on a regular route, without the need to be pre-hired. Horsecars on tram lines were an improvement over the omnibus as the low rolling resistance of metal wheels on iron or steel rails, (usually grooved from 1852 on), allowed the animals to haul a greater load for a given effort than the omnibus. The horse-drawn streetcar combined the low cost, flexibility, and safety of animal power with the efficiency, smoothness, and all-weather capability of a rail right-of-way.

Street Car

An illustration of a horse-drawn street car. The first passenger services in the world were started…

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

Surrey wagon

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

T-cart

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

From a chart of "Modern fashionable carriages and vehicles in general use," 1893.

Tally-ho mail coach

From a chart of "Modern fashionable carriages and vehicles in general use," 1893.

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

Tandem dog-cart

From a chart of "Late styles of fashionable carriages and sleighs," 1893.

From a chart of "Modern fashionable carriages and vehicles in general use," 1893.

Tilbury cart

From a chart of "Modern fashionable carriages and vehicles in general use," 1893.

A Buggy is a light four-wheeled vehicle in common use in the late 19th century.

Top Buggy

A Buggy is a light four-wheeled vehicle in common use in the late 19th century.