Congressional Edition Volume 3728

Congressional Edition Volume 3728

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... them up first separately and then as a pair, as this is allowed in the Belgian trade; and if not so much is offered on the pair as on the two sold singly the horses go to the highest separate bidders. All horses sent over should bo well broken and have good manners, not only in harness and under the saddle, but also in the stable. The attendants in this country are by no means good horsemen, and it takes a well-broken animal to stand the treatment it receives. Mares are in as general use as geldings, and there seems to be no difference as to price. This is so also of those in the military service. Roans are very popular, and, all other things being equal, bring higher prices. I have experienced some difficulty in collecting the above information, and have taken into consideration the fact that horse dealers here as elsewhere are prone to exaggeration, depending, of course, upon the point of view. REQUIREMENTS FOR GERMAN ARM'S" HORSES. Extract from report of Lieutenant von Knhn Horses for service in the German army must have good blood, sound legs and feet, a strong back, fit to carry heavy weight. Special attention is paid to the compactness of the back and groin. It is also necessary for the horses to have a regular, swinging action. Further, it is considered desirable that the horses should have a long and settled shoulder, well-marked withers, large quarters, a broad chest, a well-shaped neck, a muscular forearm, with short bones and wiry tendons, strong hocks, and fetlocks in good position, neither too soft nor too straight. Horses bought for the cuirassier regiments must measure at the least 1.53 meters; those for all regiments of the uhlans, for the dragoons, and the hussars of the guard, 1.49 meters; for all other regiments of...show more

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  • Paperback | 390 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 694g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236556151
  • 9781236556158