The Domestic Animal's Friend, or the Complete Virginia and Maryland Farrier

The Domestic Animal's Friend, or the Complete Virginia and Maryland Farrier : Being a Copious Selection from the Best Treatises on Farriery Now Extant in the United States, in Five Parts (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Domestic Animal's Friend, or the Complete Virginia and Maryland Farrier: Being a Copious Selection From the Best Treatises on Farriery Now Extant in the United States, in Five Parts Horses, in their natural state, or running at grass in the fields, do not require much attention from man. If they have sufficient pasture and water, they eat, drink, and run about at pleasure. '1 heir wants are few, and easily supplied; and they enjoy a perfect state of health. But, in a domesticated state, from a variety of circumstances, their constitutions undergo a considerable change - They require then particular care and attention in the manage. Ment of themf Tobe sheltered from the weather, and to be fed with rich food, to enable them to perform with vi gour the various labours imposed on them, and which too frequently are exacted with rigour and severity beyond what they are well able to bear. Hence the unnatural re straint, theconfinement in too close foul-aired stables, together with the violent exercises they are exposed to, and the injudicious management of them in a variety of respects, render them liable to a long train of diseases, which sooner or later either proves fatal to them, or lays he foundation of some chronic disorder, which art can neither palliate nor remove. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 450 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 599g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024308238X
  • 9780243082384