The horse drawn carriage was invented in
Hungary in the Fifteenth Century, it was built to carry a Princess to her
wedding but this early design had no steering as such and had to be dragged
sideways by its team of horse to turn a corner. Development was slow but
eventually the front axle was mounted on a turntable to provide steering and the
horse drawn waggon was a semi-practical, if not very comfortable vehicle.
Suspension systems evolved slowly but by the early nineteenth century most of
the problems had been solved and the improvements in road construction and
maintenance made the horse drawn carriage a viable form of transport.