Frank Forester's Horse and Horsemanship of the United States and British Provinces of North America Volume 2

Frank Forester's Horse and Horsemanship of the United States and British Provinces of North America Volume 2

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...admits that his horse Diligence has not had thoroughbred mares stinted to him, but that "the mares with which he breeds the best, are the mares which you would choose to breed a good carriage-horse from, with a good length of neck, and tail coming out on a line with the back, to correct the two prominent faults in the form of the breed, the short neck and the steep rump." This is doubtless true, and from the mares produced by this cross, bred once to a fine thoroughbred, I have no fear that he would obtain the stamp of carriage-horse, which he desires, and from a second cross of the mares so got to thoroughbred, again, that the result would be an improved type of the Morgan horse. I would not hesitate, moreover, a moment to stint Morgan mares to either these pure Norman stallions, or good Canadians, with a view to obtaining improved bone and size without loss of spirit, by a recurrence to what I do not doubt to be one of the original sources of the Morgan stock, and then to breeding the mares, so improved in stature, to the best formed and most compact hunter-getting thoroughbred stallions I could find. Morgan stallions, with all deference, I would not use at all--at all events only for covering large, roomy, cold-blooded mares, for which purpose they would be identical, as to the object, though far inferior in degree, with the thoroughbred horse. Mr. Harris's well-written and intelligent letter speaks for itself, and with it I shall close this portion of my work. I had intended to add some account of the cavalry horse of the United States, but, on reference to headquarters, I find that there is no such distinctive animal--that there is no regular standard of blood, size, or form required, and no organized regulations, either for...
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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236588940
  • 9781236588944