The Harness Horse

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Vinton & Company, Limited, 1898 - Horses - 43 pages
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Page 34 - The qualifications for a hunter are not of the same description. With a hunter men put up with a good deal. A horse that will jump is called a hunter, and people manage to find horses in that way ; but for a harness horse you want a certain amount of power and shape to fill the eye and they are very difficult to get.
Page ii - They did not confine their purchases to any particular breed of mares : roomy hunting mares and mares of that class were eagerly purchased to cross with Hackney sires.
Page 16 - English dealers who make a speciality of horses for harness and general road use go abroad in search of the animals they require, knowing perfectly well that upstanding carriage horses, possessed of shape and action, are to be found in the breeding centres of the Continent.
Page 14 - Hackney sires are used to procure Artillery horses, because " they do not want to canter, and they improve the courage of the native mares.
Page 40 - With scarcely an exception, the hackney sires of to-day descend in the direct line from the most beautiful of the three great ' foundation ' sires — the Darley Arabian. The Darley Arabian begat Flying Childers (the fastest racehorse of his day), Flying Childers begat Blaze, and Blaze begat the original Shales, from...
Page 17 - It is a matter of common knowledge that the cream-coloured or pale dun horses used in Her Majesty's carriage on State occasions are Hanoverians or of Hanoverian descent...
Page 14 - Yorkshire mares, although sizable, lacked girth, symmetrical form and action. The stallions in use at that time, in the district of Market Weighton, were very inferior and !eggy.

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