Frank Forester's Horse and Horsemanship of the United States and British Provinces of North America, Volume 1

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G.E. Woodward, 1871 - Horses
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Page 64 - The mark, of course, gradually disappears as the pit is worn away. At three years and a half, or between that and four, the next pair of nippers will be changed, and the mouth at that time cannot be mistaken. The central nippers will have attained nearly their full growth. A vacuity will be left where the second stood, or they will begin to peep above the gum, and the corner ones will be diminished in breadth, worn down, and the Fig.
Page 36 - But if the arms, below the shoulder blades, be thick and muscular, they appear stronger and handsomer, as is the case also 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 forelegs, which do not then interfere, but are carried wide...
Page 37 - ... the shorter and broader the loin, the more easily will the horse raise his fore-quarters, and collect his hind-quarters under him, in going. These points, moreover, cause the belly to appear the smaller ; which, if it be large, at once injures the appearance of the animal and renders him weaker, and less manageable.
Page 101 - They were taken from a Bashaw at the siege of Vienna, at the late famous raising that leaguer. I never beheld so delicate a creature as one of them was, of somewhat a bright bay, two white feet, a blaze ; such a head, eyes, ears, neck, breast, belly, haunches, legs, pasterns, and feet, in all regards, beautiful and proportioned to admiration ; spirited, proud, nimble, making halt, turning with that swiftness, and in so small a compass, as was admirable.
Page 69 - The genera] indications of old age, independent of the teeth, are deepening of the hollows over the eyes ; gray hairs, and particularly over the eyes and about the muzzle ; thinness and hanging down of the lips ; sharpness of the withers ; sinking of the back ; lengthening of the quarters ; and the disappearance of windgalls, spavins, and tumors of every kind.
Page 36 - ... in difficult ground, they will necessarily be filled with blood, and will become varicose, so that the shanks will be thickened, and the skin be distended and relaxed from the bone ; and when this is the case, it often follows that the back sinew gives way and renders the horse lame.
Page 230 - I told him especially not to do it — the poor dog did not know whether he was on his head or his heels." " You have got him safe," said I, quickly. " Ay, trust me for that, your honour. I have locked him up at home while I came here to look for you.
Page 411 - Plate of 200 sovs in specie, added to a Handicap Sweepstakes of 25 sovs each, 15 ft. and 5 only if declared on or before the...
Page 90 - of noblemen and gentlemen meet together, in mirth, peace, and amity, for the exercise of their swift running-horses, every Thursday in March. The prize they run for is a silver and gilt cup, with a cover, to the value of seven or eight pounds, provided by the care of the alderman for the time being; but the money is raised out of the...
Page 67 - I. for central nippers, and fast wearing away in the corner teeth ; the tush also is beginning to be altered It is rounded at the point , rounded at the edges ; still round without ; and beginning to get round inside. At eight years old, the tush is rounder in every way ; the mark is gone from all the bottom nippers, and it may almost be said to he out of the mouth.

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