In almost every sport or recreational activity, certain items of attire are typically seen, if not required. Golfers wear different clothing than tennis players. Baseball players’ uniforms are different than those of basketball players. When a person decides to drive a carriage in competition or at an organized drive, he discovers that several items are expected and considered appropriate. Except for a combined driving marathon, these items include a hat, gloves, and an apron or lap robe.

So ingrained are these three items that we think that we must always wear these items anytime we go for a drive in a carriage. A study of this tradition tells us this is not always so........

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