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Oh and because we have not yet said it in so many words – I don’t know if that is the correct tongue for the horsepower. On a horsepower, the evener or singletree needs to be out at the end of the tongue to take advantage of the leverage, not near the base where the hammerstrap is on the tongue you showed us. It’s possible that someone took a wagon tongue and put it on the horsepower. The complex iron pieces at the heel of the tongue are intriguing.
The tertiary rod goes to the horse’s halter to keep him angled the correct direction to walk in a circle. In this photo the rod comes off the tongue near the horsepower and is hooked onto the singletree just for storage. When you go to use the horsepower, you’d unhook the rod from the singletree and attach it to the horse’s halter.