A Philosophical and Practical Treatise on Horses and on the Moral Duties of Man Towards the Brute Creation

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C. Whittingham, Dean Stree, Fetter Lane, 1802

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Էջ i - For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Էջ 255 - But beware that in difmounting, you bend not your right knee, left the horfe fliould be touched by the fpur. Grafp the reins with your hand, putting your little finger between them. Your hand muft be perpendicular, your thumb uppermoft upon the bridle. " Suffer him not to finger the reins (the groom, in holding the horfe) but only to meddle with that part of the headftall, which...
Էջ 266 - If he has been lately from grafs, or draw-yard, or has been kept within, upon the faving plan of abridging his food in proportion to his work (a favourite meafure with fome people) he will receive damage from a long journey, however good he may be in nature : in fuch cafe, from thirty, to five-and-forty miles, is a fufficient day's work.
Էջ 259 - ... next ftage, fall into a flow trot, bend their necks, foam at the mouth, refufe to bear an ounce upon the bit, and keep perpetually upon the curvet, as if they longed to be upon the parade. Whenever this happens, the beft way of concluding...
Էջ 248 - The modern feat on horfe-back, and it feems to have owed its eftablifhmeut to reafon, confirmed by experience, is, to fet naturally and eafily upright upon your faddle, as you would in your chair ; your knees about as much bent, and turned inward, your toes fomewhat out, and upward, your leg falling nearly ftraight, and...
Էջ 258 - There is a circumfpection to be adopted advantageoufly by the tinfkilful, which will, at firft, give them the femblance, afterwards the reality, of good riding. The method of taking a rein in each hand, occafionally (much in ufe of late years) gives the rider great command over the mouth, neck, and fore-quarters of a horfe.
Էջ 18 - He had read Dee's prefaces before, The Devil and Euclid, o'er and o'er.
Էջ 241 - I have already given divers hints on this part of the fubject, and once more repeat my advice of teaching the colt a good canter. If it fhould be held proper to learn him to leap the bar...
Էջ 109 - ... be fmall and fine ; noftrils capacious ; lips thin ; mouth of fufficient depth, and the tongue not too large ; the jaw-bones wide at top, where they join the neck ; the head not abruptly affixed to the extremity of the neck, but with a moderate curve and tapering of the latter. The NECK muft be of moderate, not too great length, nor too thick and grofs on the upper part, nor too large and deep, but rifing from the withers or forehand, and afterwards declining and tapering at the extremity, it...
Էջ 121 - The grand fource of the unmerited and fuperfluous mifery of beafts, exifts, in my opinion, in a defect in the conftitution of all communities. No human government, I believe, has ever recognized the jus animalium, which...

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