The Horse in America: A Practical Treatise on the Various Types Common in the United States, with Something of Their History and Varying Characteristics (Google eBook)

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McClure, Phillips & Company, 1905 - Horses - 287 pages
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This is a good book to read about the main breed of horses. You could then go on to read about each individual breed.
It has some nice illustrations of typical examples of the breed.
Also since, writers seemed to use many of the same references, you can compare it with other books of the same genre. 

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Page 240 - I saw young Harry, with his beaver on, His cuisses on his thighs, gallantly arm'd, Rise from the ground like feather'd Mercury, And vaulted with such ease into his seat As if an angel dropp'd down from the clouds, To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus, And witch the world with noble horsemanship.
Page 18 - And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
Page 126 - A stallion sired by a registered standard trotting horse, provided his dam and grandam were sired by registered standard trotting horses, and he himself has a trotting record of 2:30 and is the sire of three trotters with records of 2:30, from different mares. " 3. A mare whose sire is a registered standard trotting horse...
Page 127 - ... 4. — A mare sired by a registered standard pacing horse, provided she Is the dam of two pacers with records of 2:25. 5. — A mare sired by a registered standard pacing horse, provided her first, second and third dams are each sired by a registered standard pacing horse. 6. — The progeny of a registered standard trotting horse out of a registered standard pacing mare, or of a registered standard pacing- horse out of a registered standard trotting mare.
Page 126 - THE TROTTING STANDARD. When an animal meets these requirements and Is duly registered It shall be accepted as a standard-bred trotter: 1.— The progeny of a registered standard trotting horse and a registered standard trotting mare, 2.— A stallion sired by a registered standard trotting horse, provided his dam and grandam were sired by registered standard trotting horses, and he himself has a trotting record of 2:30 and Is the sire of three trotters with records of 2 :30, from different mares.
Page 192 - The hinny is small in size, and is wanting in the qualities requisite to a great draft animal. This hybrid is supposed not to breed, as no instance is known to us in which a stallion mule has been prolific, although he seems to be physically perfect, and shows great fondness for the female, and serves readily. There are instances on record where the female has produced a foal, but these are rare. The mule partakes of the several characteristics of both its parents, having the head, ear, foot and...
Page 125 - FIFTH. — Any mare that has produced an animal with a record of 2:30 or better. SIXTH. — The progeny of a standard horse when out of a standard mare. SEVENTH. —The progeny of a standard horse out of a mare by a standard horse. EIGHTH. — The progeny of a standard horse when out of a mare whose dam is a standard mare. NINTH. — Any mare that has a record of 2:40 or better, and whose sire or dam. grandsire or grandam is a standard animal.
Page 83 - ... itself at every step. His hair was short, and at almost all seasons soft and glossy. He had a little long hair about the fetlocks, and for two or three inches above the fetlock on the back side of the legs; the rest of the limbs was entirely free from it.
Page 60 - ... advance, but when they reached the half-mile post — 53 seconds — both were exactly side by side. On they went at the same flying pace, Lexington, again drawing gradually forward, first his neck, then his shoulder, and increasing up the straight side amidst a wild roar of cheers, flew by the stand at the end of the first mile three-quarters of a length in the lead. " One hundred to seventy-five on Lexington ! " Time, 1.49^. Onward they plunge, onward without pause ! What makes this throbbing...
Page 168 - ... the country wherever horses are raised, and any improvement in this breed affects in time the entire horse industry. The light market classes can be supplied from this source, and there is no more effective way to provide a supply of suitable cavalry horses for the United States Army than by showing how the native horse may be improved. That the trotter has faults no one will deny, and that the speed idea has been responsible for many of these faults, and has caused many a man to become bankrupt,...

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