The Stable Book: Being a Treatise on the Management of Horses, in Relation to Stabling, Grooming, Feeding, Watering and Working. Construction of Stables, Ventilation, Stable Appendages, Management of the Feet. Management of Diseased and Defective Horses. With Notes and Additions Adapting it to American Food and Climate
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Page 1 - Farm,' .£2, 2s. Catechism of Practical Agriculture. With Engravings, is. STEWART. Advice to Purchasers of Horses. By JOHN STEWART, VS Author of ' Stable Economy.' 2s. 6d. Stable Economy. A Treatise on the Management of Horses in relation to Stabling, Grooming, Feeding, Watering, and Working. Seventh Edition, fcap. 8vo, 6s. 6d.
Page 50 - Quiberon, the horses had not been long on board the transports when it became necessary to shut down the hatchways (we believe for a few hours only) ; the consequence of this was that some of them were suffocated, and all the rest were disembarked either glandered or farcied...
Page 247 - America, is, as much good hay or grass as they will eat, corn-stalks or blades, or for the want of these, straw, and a mixture of from 16 to 24 quarts per day, of about half and half of oats and the better quality of wheat bran. When the horse is seven years old past, two to four quarts of corn or hommony or meal ground from the corn and cob is preferable to the pure grain. Two to four quarts of wheat, barley, rye, buckwheat, peas, or beans, either whole or ground, may be substituted for the corn....
Page 162 - Indies maize, guinea corn, sugar corn tops, and sometimes molasses, are given. In the Mahratta country salt, pepper, and other spices are made into balls, with flour and butter, and these are supposed to produce animation and to fine the coat. Broth made from sheep's head is sometimes given.
Page 3 - ... years, I have been more or less engaged in breeding and rearing them on my farm, and in breaking and fitting them for market. I also had in early life, during a residence of nearly two years in the north of Europe, the advantage of studying the stable economy of large military establishments , and in my recent trip to England, I took every opportunity to inform myself, by personal inspection, on the subject of the horse in general, and particularly his rearing and stable treatment ; and in so...
Page 81 - While the horse is eating his breakfast, the man shakes up the litter, sweeps out the stable, and prepares to dress the horse, or take him to exercise. In summer, the morning exercise is often given before breakfast, the horse getting water in the stable, or out of doors, and his grain upon returning. In winter, the horse is dressed in the morning, and exercised or prepared for work in the forenoon. He is again dressed when he comes in ; at mid-day he is fed. The remainder of the day is occupied...
Page 174 - This root is held in much esteem. There is none better, nor perhaps so good. When first given, it is slightly diuretic and laxative ; but as the horse becomes accustomed to it, these effects cease to be produced.
Page 168 - But good straw is better than unwholesome hay for all kinds of horses. The kidneys are excited to extraordinary activity. The urine, which, in this disease, is always perfectly transparent, is discharged very frequently and in copious profusion. The horse soon becomes hidebound, emaciated, and feeble. His thirst is excessive. He never refuses water, and he drinks it as if he would never give over.
Page 33 - ... hay-racks may be termed front, side, and under racks. The first is that which is elevated on the wall in front of the horse ; the second, that which is placed in one corner; and the third is on a level with the manger. The Front-Rack usually has a sloping face ; and sometimes the inclination is so great, and the rack so high, that the horse has to turn his head almost upside down every time he applies to it. When the stable is not sufficiently wide, or the walls sufficiently thick, to admit of...
Page 116 - If the owner can not suffer a long coat of hair, and will have it shortened, he must never allow the horse to be motionless while he is wet, or exposed to a cold blast. He must have a good groom and a good stable. Those who have both, seldom have a horse that requires clipping, but ivhen clipped, he must not want either.