Back when brakes weren't a thing.I saw an 18th century noble's mansion, forgotten by people and time,sitting on a hillock.
We generally see noblemen building their castles and palaces at the hilltops, to gain strategical edge and to intimidate commoners.
A though suddenly struck me, after seeing remains of a chariot nearby. How was this noble escorted on a horse-drawn carriage down the hill? Horses are great at climbing but terrible at coming down.
They know their limits,so surely they would be reluctant and offer resistance to the charioteer.
But after getting whipped, they would budge. Then how does this chariot get down unharmed?
Without tyres to offer rolling friction and smooth wheels. chariots are made to run at flash speeds.
The carriage, the horses, passengers etc.., in total can easily reach 500kgs. A 500 kg weight can come down the hill at a 60kmph speed.
This is unbelievable, the ride would be very rough and a lot of tumbling might happen.
Chariots, most of them atleast, didn't have brakes.
With what and how the accidents were prevented?
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