"the old days of post-chaise travelling"

A 1793 drawing showing a man riding postilion
Public DomainA 1793 drawing showing a man riding postilion
 Post-chaises were lightweight horse-drawn carriages, commonly used in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Seating two or four people, these conveyances were enclosed. When there was no coachman, the driver would ride postilion, mounted on one of the lead horses to guide the vehicle. Postilion riders were sometimes known as "post-boys".