Date: Fri, 11 Mar 1994 14:25:39 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Adam's off ox My memory of discussing near (regionally, = lead) ox with relatives (now gone) is that the lead ox / horse / mule is the one that takes the initiative when orders are given. It may be on the right or left, depending on the preferences of the animal (discovered by trial and lesson) and the driver of the team. I think I've read or heard that the lead animal is usually on the left. These comments are to be taken as being as authoritative as individual (as opposed to collective) memory can be. DMLance