Every Horse Owners' Cyclopedia: Diseases, and how to Cure Them (Google eBook)

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Porter & Coates, 1882 - Horses - 666 pages
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Page 43 - Some occasionally may be found in every respect well shaped. They are hardy and fleet, but incapable of carrying great weights. Their vice is proverbial; yet until they arrive at four or five years they are often very docile and gentle ; after that period they, for the most part, are given to rearing, kicking, biting, and a thousand equally disagreeable habits.
Page 189 - A chronic cough almost always accompanies this state of constant sweat, and it will tw lucky for the owner of a horse so treated if it does not become acute and put an end to the miserable existence of the poor illtreated brute. The case is not always fairly put, as for instance by Stewart in his Stable Economy, at page 120, where he says, " A long coat takes up a deal of moisture, and is difficult to dry ; but whether wet or dry it affords some defence to the skin, which is laid bare to every breath...
Page 127 - That he is so constituted by nature that he will not offer resistance to any demand made of him which he fully comprehends, if made in a way consistent with the laws of his nature.
Page 372 - ... a spasmodic movement of the upper lip, particularly of the angles of the lip. Close following on this, or contemporaneous with it, is the depressed and anxious countenance, and inquiring gaze, suddenly however lighted up and becoming fierce and menacing, from some unknown cause, or at the approach of a stranger. From time to time different parts of the frame the eyes the jaws particular limbs will be convulsed. The eye will occasionally wander after some imaginary object, and...
Page 48 - His nostrils were very large, the muzzle small and the lips close and firm. His back and legs were perhaps his most noticeable points. The former was very short, the shoulder blades and hip bones being very long and oblique, and the loins exceedingly broad and muscular.

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