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The Biggle Horse Book: A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Horse, Adapted to the Needs of Farmers and Others Who Have a Kindly Regard for This Noble Servitor of Man (Hardback)
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The Biggle Horse Book: A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Horse, Adapted to the Needs of Farmers and Others Who Have a Kindly Regard for This Noble Servitor of Man (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages / Published: 19/09/2013
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"People ought to try to make their horses happy," wrote Jacob Biggle's wife Harriet in The Biggle Horse Book in 1894. "A happy, cheerful horse will do more work and live longer, and thus be more profitable to its owner, than one whose temper is kept constantly ruffled, whose disposition is soured by ill-usage, and whose peace of mind is often disturbed by the crack of the whip, the hoarse voice of the driver, the strain of overwork, the discomfort of a hard bed, or the pangs of hunger and thirst." When it comes to the treatment of animals - especially the horse - the Biggles were ahead of their time. Folksy and informative, this manual offers timeless tips on the effective and humane treatment and training of horses and detailed descriptions of all the major breeds. Practical horsemen and veterinarians of the era contributed their wisdom and insight, and their maxims on owning, riding, and working with horses will provide endless hours of entertainment. Here are just a few: "Proper food and lots of sentiment will make with good blood a good horse"; "If you must put frosty bits in some mouths, let it be your own. Suffering begets sympathy"; "The three greatest enemies of the horse are idleness, fat, and a dumb blacksmith"; and "Don't try to fit a horse to the collar. It won't work. Fit the collar to the horse." Enhanced with beautiful engravings, illustrations, and snippets of poetry throughout, Biggle's Horse Book remains a loving and fitting tribute to "this noble servitor of man."

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN: 9781626361454
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 178 x 127 x 127 mm

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