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Recommended Reads

If you’re interested in learning more about horse-drawn vehicles, the following books are a great place to start. A number of texts are accesible for free through different digital archives, and we have included many of those links here. If you have any questions about what you’re reading, feel free to contact the CMA!

There are also many Carriage Catalogs available online. Click here for a listing of these great resources!

Web Links

Thankfully, the CMA is not alone in its dedication to safeguarding the history of America’s horse-drawn vehicles. The following are links to other sites that provide useful information about carriages and driving:

  • Carriage Association of America  |  caaonline.com
    In addition to being our sister organization, the Carriage Association is the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and use of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs. The CAA also provides a Directory of Services and Suppliers that can be useful for locating horse- and carriage- related vendors.
  • Coach-built  | coachbuilt.com
    This website provides company histories for many carriage manufacturers who went on to produce automobile bodies. Over 1200 builders are represented, and they are easily searchable through an alphabetical or geographical index.
  • Colonial Williamsburg Foundation  | history.org
    Colonial Williamsburg maintains a great online collection of historical information on the colonial period, including research and history resources about trades such as coach-making.
  • Martin Auctioneers, Inc.  | martinauctioneers.com
    Martin Auctioneers, located in New Holland, Pennsylvania, specializes in carriage e-auctions. If you have a vehicle you are interested in selling, or if you need to have a vehicle appraised, please contact them for more information
  • Wheels that Won the West  | wheelsthatwonthewest.com
    America’s largest private collection of Western vehicle history.

If you’re interested in seeing vehicles in person, consider visiting one of the following Museums, either in person or on the web: