The Gait of the American Trotter and Pacer: An Analysis of Their Gait by a New Method and an Investigation of the General Principles Concerning the Proper Balancing of Motion Action and Extension

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W. R. Jenkins Company, 1910 - Harness racehorses - 324 pages
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Page 305 - The racer brings with him gambling, cursing, swearing, drinking, the eating of oysters, and a distaste for mob-caps and the middle-aged virtues. And by the way, let me beg you not to call a trotting match a race, and not to speak of a " thoroughbred" as a " Hooded " horse, unless he has been recently phlebotomized. I consent to your saying " blood horse,
Page 245 - ... vascular or nerve trunks. One of their most stringent rules is, that all movements should help and not hinder full, free and regular breathing. Swedish gymnastics surpass all other forms of pedagogical gymnastics, in the care taken in co-ordinating the exercises belonging to a single " day's-order," not only with regard to each other, but also with regard to the " day's-orders " which have been practised, and the " day's-orders " that shall follow. By means of the " day's-order " or " table "...
Page 306 - ... rather few meadows, in proportion to the total surface of the soil, and to this circumstance, probably, is due the superiority of its horses. Here the rearing takes place in the stable and the brood-mare is found under the hand of the breeder. The idea of making use of her comes naturally to his mind. He works and feeds her well. All the secret of his breeding lies in these few words.
Page 87 - ... stand nor travel at ease ; thus showing that this extra .growth of horn requires trimming and paring very frequently in order to preserve the balance which results from the maintenance of the proper size and proportions of the hoof.
Page 244 - ... remove horseshoeing from the domain of empiricism and place it in the region of science and art where it ought to be.
Page 87 - ... balance which results from the maintenance of the proper size and proportions of the hoof." "Any increase or surplus growth of the hoof, whether at the toe or...
Page 80 - // may be stated, as an inrariable rule, that an animal's right or wrong way of standing is carried out in action, whether it be slow or fast.
Page 88 - The white line that marks the junction of the sole and the wall shows precisely the size each horse's foot ought to be, other things being equal
Page 141 - Before going any further it will be necessary to say a few words about 'culture', an extremely elusive term.
Page 88 - At the point of union of the wall with the sole, there is a line of whitish horn which might be called the line of safety.

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