The horse

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The Macmillan company, 1905 - Horses - 401 pages
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Page 70 - ... He paweth in the valley and rejoiceth in his strength; He goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear and is not affrighted; Neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, The glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage; Neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet. He saith among the trumpets, "Ha, Ha!" And he smelleth the battle afar off, The thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
Page 14 - Hast thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley and rejoiceth in his strength; He goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear and is not affrighted; Neither turneth he back from the sword.
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Page 63 - The grand point is to prevent a competitor from getting before them. The horses, on their part, are not without emulation ; they tremble and are impatient, and are continually in motion. At last, the signal once given, they strike, devour the course, hurrying along with unremitting velocity.
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Page 24 - ... with a man. The breast also should be broad, as well for beauty as for strength, and because it causes a handsomer action of the fore-legs, which do not then interfere, but are carried wide apart. And again, the neck ought not to be set on like that of a boar, horizontally from the chest, but like that of a...
Page 23 - It is needful then, that the parts above the hoof and below the fetlocks be not too erect like those of the goat, for legs of this kind being stiff and inflexible, are apt to jar the rider, and are more liable to inflammation. The bones must not, however, be too low and springy, for in that case, the fetlocks are liable to be abraded and wounded, if the horse be gallopped over clods or stones. The bones of the shanks...
Page 405 - THE MACMILLAN COMPANY Publishers 64-66 Fifth Avenue New York NEWEST ADDITIONS TO THE RURAL SCIENCE SERIES Edited by Professor LH BAILEY Formerly Director of the New York State School of Agriculture at Cornell University Sheep Farming By JOHN A. CRAIG and FR MARSHALL Illustrated. Cloth, ISmo, $1.50 This book deals with sheep husbandry as a phase of intensive farming.
Page 406 - Recognizing that it is likely to be used by persons unfamiliar with sheep, the authors have worked from the standpoint of the producer of the market stock rather than from the standpoint of the professional breeder. The various breeds are discussed in such a way as to enable the reader to select the kind that is most likely to do well under his conditions and to acquaint him with the care it is accustomed to and needs. The management of the flock in the fall, winter, spring, and summer seasons, the...
Page 361 - Water is an essential constituent of the animal body, and constitutes from 40 to 60 per cent of its live weight. Ash occurs mainly in the bones and constitutes from 2 to 5 per cent of the live weight.

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