Prose and Poetry of the Live Stock Industry of the United States; With Outlines of the Origin and Ancient History of Our Live Stock Animals Volume 1

Prose and Poetry of the Live Stock Industry of the United States; With Outlines of the Origin and Ancient History of Our Live Stock Animals Volume 1

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... upon a scale commensurate only with great wealth and large social resources. At all of his ranches and establishments he maintains horses and riding and driving outfits adequate for large house parties. Colonel Hughes is a lover of fine horses and fine dogs, and few men in America take greater interest in these animals or have owned a larger number of them. Coaching, the horse and the dog are his diversions; and such is his kindness to all domestic animals that they respond instinctively, and a complete sympathy exists between him and even his most nervous and spirited horses. The thoroughbred and the Oldenburg coach horses are his favorite breeds, and it is doubtful whether any man understands and appreciates the horse better than he. As a coach and four-in-hand driver he is matehless, and as such he has carried off prizes at a number of the great horse shows of America. He is a thorough admirer and breeder of pointer dogs, and enjoys nothing more than a day's wingshooting over them. He travels thousands of miles driving and riding across country for pleasure following the chase or upon hunting or fishing expeditions. His skill as a wing-shot has brought him a number of trophies and his love of nature is so great that when the fever seizes him, he closes his desk and is up and away across country driving a spirited team or with dog, horse, and gun, seeking health and recreation far from the perplexity and strife of professional or commercial life. In his long trips overland Colonel Hughes rides in a hunting--coach, made through special order by one of the great overland coach-makers. He carries provisions, tents, saddles, guns, dogs--in fact, everything necessary for camp or out-door sp0rt--and on these trips he never stops at a...show more

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  • Paperback | 446 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 789g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236977793
  • 9781236977793