This book attempts to introduce the reader to the essence and beauty of horse teams as part of the equestrian sport and horse breeding. Popular texts are amply complemented by beatiful horse photographs mapping a wonderful, dynamic and intimate relationship between man, nature and horses. The book does not aspire to encompass all aspects of harness nor is it meant to be a textbook of the demanding discipline. We do trust, however, that the reader will be captivated by the traditions, current development and rules of the team competitions. By writing this book, we hope to awake public interest in not only racing under harness but indeed also pastime and tourist impressions, since this aspect of harness riding is enjoying a world-wide boom and is growing ever more popular. We believe that an insight into the racing atmosphere and horse shows, enhanced by examples of riding and coachmen's competitions, will spur public attendance of these and similar events.