The horse; its history, management, and treatment. Repr. with additions from "Knight's store of knowledge".

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Page 5 - But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses : forasmuch as the Lord hath said unto you, ye shall henceforth return no more that way.
Page 5 - And when all these kings were met together, they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.
Page 53 - ... be easily bent into a circle when greater capacity is -required ; that which is already circular admits of no expansion. A few words more are all that our limits permit us to add, and they contain almost all that is necessary to be added on the conformation of the Horse : — " The loins should be broad, the quarters long, the thighs muscular, and the hocks well bent and well under the horse.
Page 97 - Superpurgation often follows the administration of a too strong or improper dose of physic. The torture which it produces will be evident by the agonized expression of the countenance, and the frequent looking at the flanks. Plenty of thin starch or arrowroot should be given both by the mouth and by...
Page 91 - The education of the horse should be that of the child. Pleasure should be as much as possible associated with the early lessons ; while firmness, or, if need be, coercion must establish the habit of obedience. The breaking being accomplished, the management of the Horse will vary according to his breed and destination ; but the good usage of our domesticated slaves should be regarded as a principle that ought never to be violated. The Agricultural Horse is seldom overworked, and on large farms is...
Page 103 - Nothing; is so effectual here as the application of the cautery. A great deal of inflammation and engorgement are produced around the opening, partially, if not altogether, closing it ; or at least enabling the coagulated synovia to occupy and obliterate it. Perhaps, in order to secure the desired result, the whole of the joint should be blistered. After this a bandage should be firmly applied, and kept on as long as it is wanted.
Page 26 - The horses' heads are attached to the place of security by double ropes from their halters, and the heels of their hinder legs are confined by cords of twisted hair, fastened to iron rings and pegs driven into the earth. The same custom prevailed in the time of...
Page 62 - ... larger surface for the attachment of the muscles of the back, and they act at greater mechanical advantage. A slanting direction of the shoulder gives, also, much mechanical advantage, as well as an easy and pleasant action, and a greater degree of safety. It must not, however, exist in any considerable degree in the horse of draught, and particularly of heavy draught. The chest must be capacious, for it contains the heart and the lungs, the organs on which the speed and endurance of the horse...
Page 68 - Attempts are too frequently made to hasten the appearance of the second and the corner teeth, in the same manner as 'described with regard to the first, and the gum is often deeply lanced in order to hasten the appearance of the tush. " At six years old the mark on the central nippers will be diminished, if not obliterated. A depression and a mark of rather brown hue may remain, but the deep blackened hole in the centre will no longer be found. The other incisors will also be somewhat worn, and the...
Page 22 - I have formerly intimated that thefe animals are feldom kept in ftables in MOROCCO, They are watered and fed only once a day, the former at one o'clock at noon, and the latter at fun-fet; and the only mode which they ufe to clean them, is by warning them, all over in a river two or three times a week, and fuffering them to dry them-

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