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Page 35 - by this last, on a road filled with carriages. It so happened, however, that I rode the two former when amiss from a violent cold, and they then paid no more attention to either windmills or tilted waggons, than to any other objects, convincing me that their shying, when in health and spirits, was pure affectation.
Page 210 - leader near side, as you will have him better in hand than if he were on the other. If a leader is weak and cannot take his bar, tie up the wheeler that follows him, and he will place him by the side of his partner. Leaders should be fast trotters, for fast coaches.
Page 305 - Est modus in rebus; sunt certi denique fines, Quos ultra citraque nequit consistere rectum.
Page 176 - If the hand be held steady as the horse advances in the trot, the fingers will feel by the contraction and dilatation of the reins, a small sensation or tug, occasioned by the measure or cadence of every step. This,
Page 208 - by the laws of nature all bodies put in motion by one power will proceed in a straight line, unless compelled to change their course by some force impressed. Thus a horse, at full speed, is with difficulty turned to
Page 311 - A wager upon an indifferent matter, which has no tendency to produce any public mischief, or individual inconvenience is legal; but to make the wager legal, the subject matter of it must be perfectly innocent, and have no tendency to impolicy or immorality.
Page 215 - if it be good flesh. It is quite a mistaken notion that fat horses cannot go fast in harness; they are more powerful in draught than thin horses; and having nothing but themselves to carry, the flesh does not injure their legs as in riding.
Page 278 - orders were—" Make him win or cut his bloody entrails out—mark—if you don't give him, his bellyfull of whip, you never ride again for me. I'll find horse if you'll find whip and spur.