The Percheron Horse in America (Google eBook)

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Orange Judd Company, 1886 - Draft horses - 134 pages
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Page 86 - They have kindled the fire that is raging now from the north to the south, and from the south to the north. I...
Page 50 - ... the Montdoubleau stock* is to this day the best in Perche. The Count Roger, of Bellesmer, imported both Arabian and Spanish horses, as did Goroze, the lord of Saint Cerney, Courville, and Courseroult ; these are historical facts which have their importance. Like chronicles, it is true, exist for other provinces for Limousin, for Navarre, for Auvergne (the land of noble horses), also for Brittany and Maine ; but in the latter not the least sign of Eastern blood is perceptible. The fact is,...
Page 143 - PETER, VS HORSE WARRANTY : A Plain and Comprehensive Guide to the various Points to be noted, showing which are essential and which are unimportant. With Forms of Warranty. Fcap. 8vo, cloth, 3*.
Page 38 - ... darkness of the night allowed the postilion of former times to see that he was not alone that his friend was making his way loyally before him. It is exempt, (a cause of everlasting jealousy among the breeders of other races,) always exempt from the hereditary bony defects of the hock, and where it is raised, spavin, jardon, bone spavin, periodical inflammation, and other dreaded infirmities, are not known even by name. This truly typical race would seem a myth did it not exist in our midst....
Page 37 - The proof of this statement is easy: a hasty sketch of the principal characters of the breed suffices to furnish it. To no ordinary strength, to vigor which does not degenerate, and to a conformation which does not exclude elegance, it joins docility, mildness, patience, honesty, great kindness, excellent health, and a hardy, elastic temperament. Its movements are quick, spirited, and light. | It exhibits great endurance, both when hard worked, and when forced to maintain for a long time any of its...
Page 16 - ... neck very short and thick ; mane heavy ; shoulder well inclined backwards ; back extremely short ; rump steep ; quarters very broad ; chest deep and wide ; tendons large ; muscles excessively developed; legs very short, particularly from the knee and hock to the fetlock, and thence to the coronet, which is covered with long hair, hiding half the hoof; much hair on the legs.
Page 49 - Rotrou, Count of La Perche, as having brought back from Palestine several stallions, which were put to mares, and the progeny most carefully preserved. The small number of the sires, their incomparable beauty, and manifest superiority, must have led to the in-and-in breeding so...
Page 88 - ... horse families. He has not, it is true, the fine haunch and fine form of the shoulder, nor that swan-like neck which distinguishes the Arab ; but it is not to be forgotten that for ages he has been employed for draft purposes, and these habits have imparted to his bony frame an anatomical structure, a combination of levers adapted to the work he is called upon to perform. He has not, I again acknowledge, such a fine skin as the Arab, nor his prettily rounded oval and small foot, but we must remember...
Page 47 - It has style, although the head is rather large and long; nostrils well opened and well dilated; eye large and expressive ; forehead broad ; ear fine ; neck rather short, but well filled out ; withers high ; shoulder pretty long and sloping; breast rather flat, but high and deep ; a well-rounded body ; back rather long ; the croup horizontal and muscular ; tail attached...
Page 52 - Bellesme. The arrival of the Danish and English stallions at the studstables of Pin put an unfortunate end to the influence of the Arab horse in Perche, and it will now be many a long year before the eastern blood will be seen as before. It is only towards 1820, still at the same chateau of Coesme, with the grandsons of those old admirers of the Arabians, that we find again two Arab horses from the stud-stables of Pin, Godolphin and

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