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Page 252 - There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
Page 230 - ... heroes of four-in-hand fame, Harrison, Peyton, and Ward, sir ; Here's to the dragsmen that after them came, Ford, and the Lancashire lord, sir. Let the steam-pot Hiss till it's hot ; Give me the speed Of the Tantivy trot. Here's to the arm that holds them when gone, Still to a gallop inclined, sir, Heads to the front with no bearing-reins on, Tails with no cruppers behind, sir. Let the steam-pot Hiss till it's hot ; Give me the speed Of the Tantivy trot. Here's to the dear little damsels within,...
Page v - The chapters epitomize thirty years' active personal experience with every kind of horse for every conceivable purpose, and the deductions drawn are in no sense theoretical.
Page 5 - Now, if that dealer can fit you out, be sure he will do it to the very best of his ability, and take pride in so doing.
Page 25 - Where shall the line be drawn, and who shall draw it ? The foreign buyers, especially the Englishmen, have " wiped our eye " significantly over this soundness matter. Bumpy or smooth, if the horses