Our noblest friend the horse (Google eBook)

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L.C. Page & company, 1902 - Horses - 358 pages
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Page 184 - First the trolley was invented, 'cause the horses went so slow, And they told us that we'd better not keep raisin' colts no more; When the street-cars got to moting that the horses pulled before, I thought it was all over for old Fan and Doll and Kit, S'posed the horse was up and done for, But he ain't went yit When the bike craze first got started, people told us right away, As you probably remember, that the horse had saw his day. People put away their buggies and went kitin' 'round on wheels ;...
Page 184 - EVERY little while they tell us that the horse has got to go ; First the trolley was invented, 'cause the horses went so slow, And they told us that we'd better not keep raisin' colts no more ; When the street cars got to moting that the horses pulled before I thought it was all over for old Fan and Doll and Kit, S'posed the horse was up and done for, But he ain't went yit. When the bike craze first got started people told us right away, As you probably remember, that the horse had saw his day. People...
Page 186 - He comes whoopin' out to tell us that the horse don't stand a show. And you'd think to see these chauffeurs, as they go a-chauffin', it Was good-by to Mr. Dobbin, But he ain't went yit! When the people git to flying in the air I s'pose they'll say, As we long have been a-sayin', that the horse has had his day. And I s'pose that some old feller just about like me'll stand Where it's safe, and watch the horses haulin...
Page 186 - em, with their bloomers as they'd flit, And I thought the horse was goin', But he ain't went yit. Then they got the horseless carriage, and they said the horse was done, And the story's been repeated twenty times by Edison ; Every time he gits another of his batteries to go, He comes whoopin...
Page 185 - When the bike craze first got started people told us right away, As you probably remember, that the horse had saw his day; People put away their buggies and went kitin' 'round on wheels; There were lots and lots of horses didn't even earn their meals. I used to stand and watch "em with their bloomers as they'd flit, And I thought the horse was goin', But he ain't went yit! Then they got the horseless carriage, and they said the horse was done And the story's been repeated twenty times by Edison;...
Page 89 - ... nearly all may be combatted successfully by patience and common sense, bearing in mind the characteristics of the animal. Readers should not imagine that the writer is an advocate of roughness and abuse, for such is not the case, but they should thoroughly comprehend the natural and sharply-defined limitations of the horse, and understand that " man's noblest friend" is no more to be implicitly trusted than the average acquaintance; that his intelligence and generosity, have their narrow boundaries;...
Page 88 - To lead an unbroken horse, or a bad leader, do the same thing; or pass it under the tail like, a crupper and then forward. Even a cow will lead well thus equipped. Other vices and tricks are occasionally met with, but nearly all may be combatted successfully by patience and common sense, bearing in mind the characteristics of the animal. Readers should not imagine that the writer is an advocate of roughness and abuse, for such is not the case, but they should thoroughly comprehend the natural and...
Page 89 - ... natural and sharply-defined limitations of the horse, and understand that " man's noblest friend" is no more to be implicitly trusted than the average acquaintance; that his intelligence and generosity, have their narrow boundaries; that an animal is anxious to please you in proportion as he realizes that you are his master; and that as you cannot overmatch him in physical strength, your safeguard is the subterfuge and deception which you would resent in him the less noble animal. THE WAY...
Page 321 - If the horse is overcome by heat, get him into the shade, remove harness and bridle, wash out his mouth, sponge him all over, shower his legs, and give him two ounces of aromatic spirits of ammonia, or two ounces of sweet spirits of nitre, in a pint of water; or give him a pint of coffee, warm. Cool his head at once, using cold water, or, if necessary, chopped ice, wrapped in a cloth.
Page 232 - The horse, with all his noble faculties, and powers, and inclinations, is perfect in the situation in which he is placed.

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