A Treatise On The Proper Condition For All Horses

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byHarry Hieover

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1852 Excerpt: ... labours under disadvantage both to himself and owner. It will not, of course, be inferred from my saying this, that I mean they need all to be in the same condition; but each should be in such state as to enable him to do his allotted task without being distressed by it. I will now take up THE LADIES' HORSE. To be more explicit, I mean the Ladies' riding horse, and now-a-days such horses comprise a considerable number of those in use. I have ever considered that of all the horses in use, without any exception, the horse a lady rides is the one that calls for our most scrupulous attention, both as to his appearance and attributes. Ladies do not want the same qualifications in their horses men do; they do not want extraordinary speed, uncommon endurance, or wonderful powers of any sort; at least, no lady does who entertains the very laudable wish of being more, or at all events as much, admired for her higher attributes as she is for her qualities as a horsewoman. If, therefore, a man is seen by the cover side, or any-where else, on a very plain horse, he is quite excused (nay, shows his sense) if sacrificing looks to uncommon qualifications. He may, for the same reason, ride a vicious, restive, unpleasant, or even unsafe horse; but as easily acquired qualities are only wanted for a lady's use, it really shows either a niggardly disposition, want of knowledge, want of attention to her comfort, and proper appreciation of the value of woman, where a lady is permitted to ride a horse not in every way suited to the light task he is usually called on to perform. Beauty, the finest condition, perfect good temper, graceful action, a fine mouth, and, of course, indisputably safe going, is all that is wanted; he might, for any purpose where great performance is requir...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1852 Excerpt: ... labours under disadvantage both to himself and owner. It will not, of course, be inferred from my saying this, that I mean they ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217260683

ISBN - 13:9780217260688

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