Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art Volume 100

Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art Volume 100

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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: ...there the young horses are kept together in yards in deep beds of straw, which causes them to bend their knees and gives them a better action. One of thi first necessaries in breaking a horse is to teach him obedience, which is obtained by showing the horse that man is his master; it must be encouraged by the caress of the hand and the tone of the voice. Obedienre is well shown in the Shire horse stallions, who if not broken and led about when young would by their enormous strength be difficult to control. Count Cesaresco gives some good advice as to obedience. "Nothing should be required which we have not the power to compel him to do. His anger should not be excited by our losing patience and inflicting ill-timed punishments," and "when we enter into a struggle with him we must conquer and must not lose." He deals more fully with fear. With excessively timid and nervous horses his advice is: "With one of these horses the best that can be done is to get off and lead him by hand, or better still never to ride them." That is not the advice of a good horseman. Fear is one of the points on which it is most difficult to deal with a horse: he should be shown anything quietly which he fears, and allowed to smell and touch it with his nostrils; he must not be punished at first because he shows fear, but if he shies he must be dealt with quietly by the hand and pressure of the leg: horses that are nervous and very timid are dangerous if allowed to get the mastery. Defective eyesight is also often the cause of fear, and that is a fault which it is difficult to remedy. Such horses are better in harness than for the saddle. Count Cesaresco mentions the difficulty of getting a horse to stand still. We constantly see more

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  • 189 x 246 x 52mm | 1,833g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236927052
  • 9781236927057