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The Gait of the American Trotter and Pacer - An Analysis of Their Gait by a ...
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action in front animal appear average stride backward extension better calks cause center of gravity correct correlated feet curves diagonal direction Dist downhill effect elevation equal excessive extension of hind extremities fact farrier faults filly fore and hind fore feet fore foot fore legs forward extension front shoes given in Fig greater extension ground harness horse harness racing heavier shoe higher heel hind action hind extension hind feet hind foot hind legs hind shoes hock action hoof inches increased extension indicate interference knee action left hind length of toe leverage lines of motion locomotion longer heels longer toe lower angle mare measurements median line nf-oh Occident of-nh opposite mate overstep pace position propulsion remedy right fore right hind Roberge shod shoeing of Fig shorter side single-foot speed square gait squared toe swelled heels tion toe-weights total variations tracks trainer trot trotter and pacer
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.