How to Handle and Educate Vicious Horses; Together with Hints on the Training and Health of Dogs

How to Handle and Educate Vicious Horses; Together with Hints on the Training and Health of Dogs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...lie a few minutes; then tie him in the opposite direction and put through until he falls or is unable to move. Then put on your Bonaparte bridle and give him a few sharp jerks to the right and left, and show him you can handle him by the head as well as by the tail. Thus train him until he will spring to the right and left, and straight forward, when you ask him to--and then you are in a shape to put him in harness. If he refuses to draw, step in front of him with the bridle on, fetching him either way first and then straight ahead, and in a short time you will work it out of him. If at any time your horse should become warm, put him aside and let him cool. You will gain time by it; for when sulky and heated he is in no shape to learn. BAD BITIERS. If the horse is a stallion, with a confirmed habit of biting and striking, I should not think it worth my while to attempt to cure him, but should castrate him at once. You are always in risk of your life or limb while you have such an animal about. If a mare or gelding, put on the Bonaparte bridle, and watch him closely, in a sly way, not letting him know you are watching him; and when he attempts to bite, give him a few severe pulls upon the bridle. Do this in such places as he is most likely to bite, and we will warrant that a few efforts will teach your animal that h'is jaws were not made to bite his keeper. To prevent a stallion from biting his mate when hitched up double, attach an independent line to the outside ring of his bit, letting it hang loosely, the end being held by the driver. As he attempts to bite, pull up sharply, and hit him severely with the whip. PUTTING TONGUE OUT OF MOUTH. To prevent this take a thick piece of patent harness leather, about four inches long and two...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833511
  • 9781236833518