British Critic; And Quarterly Theological Review Volume 7

British Critic; And Quarterly Theological Review Volume 7

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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. 1796 edition. Excerpt: ...any exertion may be best carried on by a given elasticity, quite to the middle of the nail. The hoof of the fore-foot of a horse is of the fame construction; which produces an elasticity continued from the quarters to the point of the toe. That point is the fulcrum of the spring when most violently exerted, as when a horse is gallopping in full speed, or when drawing the greatest weight. Thfc toe of the fore-foot is naturally therefore the hardest part; that it may be best enabled to resist the violent concussions to which it is conrinually subject, from encountering hard and uneven substances. The fides of the wall are thinner towards the heels, to give room for thefree motion of the flexor tendon, when that part of it which unites itself to the foot-bone is forced downwards, by the violent pressure of the toe against the ground; at which time the flexor tendon of the foot-bone is pressed down by the coronary bone and nut bone. The nut bon- is interposed between the flexor tendon and the other bones, to remove the insertion of the tendon further from the centre of motion, having a polished surface both towards the bones and towards the tendon. When the hoof is in such a state as nQt to impede the action of the tendon upon the bones, it is the easy play of these parts which produces that spring to the foot, so necessary to the exertions of the horse, and to the entertainment of the rider, when the horse is required "aut molles glomerare gradus, aut flectere gyros." P. 3. There are several judicious observations on the modes of preserving the hoof, and on the treatment of its diseases. "In respect to hoof-bound horses, I have frequently found that the wall on the inside of the foot is by no means so strong as that oa the...show more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531345
  • 9781236531346