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Horse portraiture

Joseph Cairn Simpson

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: driven slowly on the road, as whenever started to speed, herMorePurchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: driven slowly on the road, as whenever started to speed, her pulling propensities returned in full force, and it took a strong arm to restrain her from running away. Again she went into the hands of a trainer of trotting horses. This man brought her home in a couple of months with a knee enlarged to twice its natural size- her mouth torn to pieces with severe bits, and a jaded appearance, as though she had been towing a canal boat the whole summer. I heard she was offered for sale at a low figure, and succeeded in purchasing her. I have great expectations that, under your judicious directions, she will yet prove a good animal. I must own I am going to put your skill to a very severe test, as I have none but those who have been very badly handled, or young things that we can only surmise whether they will trot or not. To return to this mares peculiarities, her gait is the reverse of the brown horses, square as a brick, with a long open stride. Pbeceptoe.?I like the appearance of Madam Jane very well. She has evidently a fund of strength that can be made available for either good or evil. With proper teaching she would have been ignorant of exerting it to our prejudice. Now we will have to depend on gaining her affection, so that she will have the same confidence in us that she had in the lady who had the temerity to intrust her own and her childrens lives to a horse that had ever run away. There is a subtle fluid, magnetism we will call it, between the horse and driver, the reins being the medium through which it is conveyed. How angry I become when I see a big brute tugging away for dear life at these leathern straps., his body braced as if a yoke of oxen were hitched to him to pull him from his seat, yelling at the top of his voice, self-satisfied that he is an expe...