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THE AMERICAN Ar.J?
Ori g inulty• Systematize) awl Practice,/
Jinni S. li..(1121:1'.
Its History, Different Me
JILL TWIT IS KNOIPAr OF IT.
'Horse-taming has kr ages found its eu
- aries in every part of the world where
the horse subscrves the interests of mem.
-But it has been kft to the lust ten years,
and to Mr. John S. Rarey, to develop it
system that is really practical anti cf uni
verse! application. Mr. Barry is one of
four brothers, anti a citizen of Gruveport,
Ohio. Although it is evident that he is
not the original discoverer of the princi
ple upon which he operates, still eve nwst
trace the present useful and greatly im
proved practice directly to him, and tees.
sequently we con only view with disgust
the many attempts of innovators to deprive
Mr. Rarey of his justly deserved and herd.
Some time since, Mr. Rarity printed, for
the use of his pupils in this country, a
small pamphlet, descriptive of certain ed.
ucational fmtures peculiar to his system,
but only of supplementary utility to the
roil operhtion by which thii horse is sub
j ;.Ited and deprived of hie ferocious pro.
ponies. This pamphlet has since been
reprinted in England, owing to the absence
of an international copyright, and has been
generally disseminated as his true end
complete system of horso.taming. fle
has stated the truth of the mutter in the
London journals; but yet enough of his
secret was disciosed in this pirated pntn•
phlet to render it advisable for him to ra•
lease his pupils from their pledge of secre
sy, and to continue his lessons without ex
acting any such pledge in the future.
All obligation of secrecy having thus
been removed, we now proceed to lay be
fore the readers of the Journal a complete
account of the 'system, its ptinciples and
- 'The Practice of Huree•Tarniv.
The one principle which you must firm
ly establish in your mind, and which is so
essential in horse-taming, that it is almost
the corner-stone of the theory, is the law
of kindness. Next to kindness you must
have patience, next to patience indomitable
perseverance. With these qualities in us,
and not possessing fear or anger, we un
dertake to tame horses with perfect assu
rance of success, if we use the proper
. J.. 1,
means. The horse. reCerves instruction
in, and by the -net eF, four of his senses—
namely, u-eitig, hearing, smelling and
feeling. You must . remember tt at the
horse is a dumb brute, has not the faculty
of reasoning on experiments that you make
on him; bu't is governed by instinct. In a
natural state, he is afraid of m an, and ne
ver, until you teach him that you do not
intend to hurt him, will that fear cease—
we mean that wild, natural fear—for you
mutt have him fear you . ns well as love
you, before you can absorb his attention
as much as is necessary to break hint to
your liking, It is a principle in the ua.
ture of a horse not to offer resistance to
our wishes, if made known in a wily that
he understands, and in accordance with
the laws of his nature:
In subjugating the horse, we must make
n powerful appeal to his ; this
can only be done by a physical operatian.
It is an undisputed fact that the battles of
all animals (except such as are garnished
with horns) are fought by seizing the oth
er by the throat. A dog that has thus
been bell by his antag..nist for a few mi..
nutrs, on being released, is ofteti•so thor•
()uglily cowed that no human artifice can
induce him to resume the unequal con
test. This is the p.iociple upon which
her, tattling 13 101/111.1011.
Choking a liore is the first pro,
tannin;;, and is but tlin
comes docile, and ‘vil; thorniater receive
any ii,rruction which ha can be made
understand. Tnaclung the animal to lit ,
down at our bidding, tends to ion'', him
p...ralatiently cured, us it is a perpetual ru
minder of his sandtaql
It roinit,, a good d e al of pracC, 10
tame a horse successfully; id, a ttic
ownl to know when ho is Choked sufhcient
ly, there is a bare I•ossibility that he might
get, more than wooll I, good for linn.
advise persons not perfectly familiar with
a her.: to re,ort raCivr to the stra•,.:ping
and thrtiwincr down limeys, (unless he is
vcry vicvd,),!,, , cr;b,l dv ; tiiis in ordi•
nary ear, will prove suceesstnl. it is the
(Ault ui most rcoot, who have o , ,va e d a
horst, to itungin, thiA litoy are vlipeiti, nt
Itia:mgct,nt ; t,hil on the contnrY,
ri3 . pro:
wow,. i ntic Eo EEL,EnEpt hix subjugation
a loan lulve a good di.spontion Lc
scrapping ;I:11 throwing down, N
1., the anis:oil to hr operated upot .
inn, ❑tio,c stable, with pkrity of litter up
on the floor (tanhnrk or sawdust is •prefer
, 1. fit :I, I.• 4 I.!, tett up the left
it will) iu pech a man
i cdte a bro:,d ,tripod brickle and
~,,und the neck just lack. of the
:• Orate the s trap no tight as
C;ht as to ahnost ,rrest the
1,•, • '., ,Ling. The strap most nut !It!
. • Lot held in this position to•pre.
yen, iaing back. 'rho animal will
.ie for a few minutes, when he will
become p•lrf.•,,tly. quiet, twerp:mere,' by a
sell,ll of -..,`.. , cation; the veins in his head .
will swell ; his eyes lose their fire ; his
knees totter and become weak ; a slight
VCrtigo trill sates, and growing gradually
exhaused, by b u cking hen around the set-
We, he will come down on his knees, in
which position it is nn easy mother to push
hint on his side, when his throat should be
released. New 1.111 and rub him gently
for about twenty minutes, when he will be
subdued. It is only in extreme cases ne
cessary to repeat the operation of choking.
"rho next lesson is to teach hits to lie
down, whih is described below in the sec
ond account of the seumd method ',-
ming. No horse can effectuallybresist the
terrible effects of being choked.
it must be constantly borne in mind that
the operator must not be boisterous or sin.
lent, and that the ,;reatest possible degree
of kindness is absolutely essential. When
the horse is prostrate he should be soothed
until his eyes show that lie hnibecome
The plan is very simple, though net as
expedition: as the previous one Buckle
or draw a strap tight around the neck, lilt
a fora legand fasten around it the opposite
crud of the strap, the shorter the Letter. It
will be seen that in this plan that the
how is made the instrument by which the
punishment is inflicted. When he at
tempts to put his foot down hie head goee
with it, and by thus chokes himself; care
should be taken that he does not pitch on
his head, and thus endanger his neck,
Taming a Horse without Resorting to
Secure the horse with a stout halter to
the lounger. If extremely unruly, muz
zle him. Soothe him with the hands for a
, • A .
0 it N 1;1 1
r ~, ,
few minute until he becomes somewhat
pacified, Then seize him by the thront,
close to the jaw bond, with the right hand,
and by the :nano with the left. Now for
cibly compress his windpipe until he he
conUis so exhausted, that, by lightly kick
ing hint on the fore legs, he will lie down,
after which he should be treated us previ
ously described. This process requires
more courage in the operator, and also
grata muscular strength.
:Mother Method of Taming a Horse ;
also, to teach him to li, down,
The hohe to be operated upon should be
led into a close stable. Tho operator
should he previously provided with a stoat
leather halter; a looped strap to slip ?ver
animal's knee ; a strong cireingle, and
a long and Ann ship—the first to fasten
around din fore foot which at lil:erty, and
the second to perihunently secure the Ic
which is Inoin•d up.
In the first place, if the home be n bi
ter, muzzle hint; then lift and bend his left
foie leg, and slip a loop over it. The kg
which is looped up must bo ,ecured by ap
plyiing the short strap, buckling it around
the pastern joint nod tore-arm; next put nn
the sureingle, and fasten the loop strap a
rsund the right fore foot, and pass th e end
through a loop attached to the surcint;l-;
aft, %ilia:lila:it,' on a couplo of Osijek lead'
pad,-- thc, crui be
1e.3 cora, violvr..t.ly on their libces,
g divot badly. Now ttiko n short hold
of 11.. e long strap Leith your right hand;
bit'in your left hand, while in till; p. ei•
tic-. Lack hint gently about the cd..clde un
til he bounties so ,Ahalloted R 3 to exhibit
ct desire io lie clown, whieh desire should
be gratified with as little vieddice 1;0,i
ble; hoar your weight tirml\. o against the
shoulder of the hors , ', and p nil stonilily on
11, sirip %with your right hand; 11113 will
foot, which islw.ttitl
ilme,Umtly 1,11.1 front tinder
horse, utl,l U:ler a. Cow struggles he wi,l iio..
down. In twaring ngiuns: do animal do
from I , olligarld 1,11:=1110; 1111,11
head toward his shoulder. As rout !,
is dune struggling carts, his face and ricch,
1.11 , 11e - ovory hart of 111, hody,
After he has lain quietly for twe
utes lot him rise, and inimedintuly re•peat
the opratimi, removing the ,traps as
as he is down; end if his head. is pulled
toward his shoulder it is impossible for
him to got up. After throwing him from
ton to five times the animal will become
as submissive and abject as a well-tramrd
tel you need not be afro id to intlelT,
in any liberties with hint. A young horse
in subdued much quicker than an old ono,
as his habi t s are no. confirmed. An in.
corrigible horse should have two Lissom,
a day; about the fourth lesson he will he
permanently conqui.red. Irate operation
is repented several times, he can bo triode
to lie down Ity simply lifting up his fore
leg and repeating, the words, ' , Lie down,
Sir," which he must be previously made
The following rules will serve as a guide
to th, anintuer operation, and should be
strictly observed: First: rite horse must
not be forced down by violence, but must
he tired nut till he has a strong desire to
lie down. Secondly: lle must be kept
quirt OH the ground until tho expression
of the eye shows that he is tranquilized,
which invariably takes place by patiently
waiting and gently patting the horse.'
Thirdly: rare must be taken not to throw
the hOrse upon his neck when bent, na it
luny ho broken. Fourthly: In back.
ing him no violence must be used, or he
may be forced on hit haunches and his
back broken. Fifthly; The halter and off.
rein are held in the left hand, so as to keep
the head away from the latter. while, if
the horse attempts'to plunge, the latter is
drawn tight, vhen, the off•leg beingamsed
the animal is brought on. his krijes, and
rendered powerless for offensive purposes.'
The operations of teaching, a horse to
• follow a man, and also to core hint of kick
ing and balking, should be preceded by
the throwing .down process, and in bad
cases by the choking operation, as the an
nual is thus rendered gentle, tractable,
and officiodsly obedient to whatever he
can I.a taught to comprehend. This sub
sequent educational course is necessary in
order to render the reformation perma
How to break Colts,
The following instructions with relat on
to the management and bmaklng of colts,
and the wbsequent operations upon obdu
rate and ungovernable horses, wino orig-
"LIBERTY AND UNION, NOW AND FOREVER, ONE AND INSEPARABLE. "
HUNTING TN)N, PA., WEDNES AV, AUGUST 11, 1858.
molly writt e n an d pot' ; I:,rey !htin back and forth in the stable until he horse to undertake to subdue, and more
some three years ago, and aro an sit,. ;;;-!, doss not seem In mind the fitting of the Ito be dreaded by man. th On any other; in.
part of his system, although.coutit,:, ia c;.. harness to his body ; then take hold of the / deed it would not bo• too much fo say that
particularly und e r the haul of, and of the traces and pull slightly et first, ' they are more dreaded than all the other
rather than taming. c if a cab is pro, .•:;!:s iocreasing your strength until he: will pull I vicious horses put together. You often
broken in his first enc,unt,r with. moo, you across the stable back and forth ; then hear the expression, even from horse-jock
the necessity for a• method of taming, otis a hitch him into whatever you wish hint to eys themselves. don't. care what he
than that used for wito hnrace. would nee- pull. ; dies so he don't kick.' Now, a kicking
er I:ave boon expo:del:tied, therefore these To twice UP A COLT. 1 horse con he broken from kicking in hay
. inStructions 'are pecuharly valuable. This should be done with great caution, nes, and effectually broken too, though it
//ow to Halter, Bodine , and Bridle, a first lotting hint examine the buggy or will require some time•to manage him safe.
Coil. sulky in his own way of examining objects ly ; btu perseverance and patience by this
In breaking a colt, WC shouhl first en- then carefully hitch him up; having every • rule will do it effectually. When yott.go
denvor to inake him COrl,Cl9tl3 of what is thinLr safe, let hint start the buggy empty, :to harness n horse that you know nothing
requited of him. Fe,ttering him with a' and pull that at first in that way ; then about, if yen want to find out whether he
halter for the tir,t tOni placing the eaddle,get in, and let him take it slow, and he is a kicking horse or not, you can ascertain
upon his back, fasteaing the girths, are trill not be near so apt to scare, and by de- that fact by stroking l us t in the flank
all matters of paramount ini,,ntatice,; giros you will be making a cowl work where the hair lies upward, which you
minting the greatest littience, boast; can discover easily on any boron; just
per,everance, and an intuitive kn•etvladge If you want to have a horse that will be ',Arid, him down with the . ends of your
of his ichesyncracies, t tree to pull, and thinks he could pull n fingers, end if he does not switeth his tail
Defore putting n i falter on a colt, he mountain, never bitch him to anything and shako hit head, and lay back his ears
row, be rendered familiar with it by ear- that he cannot pull, end after he is used to or some if these, yoe need not fear his
es,ing hint and reran:ling, hi n t to ho thinks that hem pull any. kielfing ;if he does any or all of these
int , the articies with hit lion, The, pl lee because 1, 0 always has, and he does hint down for a kicking horse, and
a portion of it over hie head, cceas:,,,,,Hy nut heats rat t tho le „b unt struttgilt be- watch him carefully.
giving it a slight :,111, and in n few min- yond his experience. When you harness a kicking horse, have
Ili, he will be acc,:teined to these liber• /iind rf hit, ond haw to accao,2l, a it ,trap about three (cot king, with a buck
ties, awl then the hal,er to ~ y to it. . le ou un- end ; have several holes punch
ys in•operlv. tenet him YOU dirndl! us, a b,g, C‘i 111 OW ',trap ; Wrap it once around his
ether difficulty. StaA a Wit, nil bit, am, ai not to hurt his mouth, with a her kgjort alis , a the hoof ; lift up his toot
tub his,etise end forehead, take heht co as to pr,:veut the bit from '.ouching, his body; put the strap around
' 11111 'gently. ttoil at the ,nne palling th ' , ugh either This you 1 . 1, I ,l ' , of hi , log, and buckle it;. then
vith the end ehanl I attach to the head stall of your lin- you Can go behind him and pull back the
;e.flit., die and put it on 3 our colt witho u t rtiv trier; l'Ort 11111,t
not four his kicking
iimix lion start spa advance a few rei,, to it, and let him run loose inn I,:rge wldle his fo , t is up, for it is impossible for
ders. Iterat the several thin, ;table or shed some L-00, until he ',coal, biro to CI, it. Practice him • in this way
ind ho win soon learn ..to t•-in by a U . srd to the bit, and hill hear it . and he will:non learn to walk on
du-ply pulling the halter. The process without trying to get it Out of hi, !monis. legs. Yon should not hitch him up
:addling and bridling is similar. The It would be well, if convenient, to riTeit h.tve practiced him with his
Oct.:i of the colt should be frequently this several times before you do anythidg L c up two or three times . , pulling on the
after introduce CI plain more with the colt; as soon on Ito and walking him along. Aft•sr you
snail!, between his teeih and hull it there hen, the hit attach a ,ingle r e i n to it , w i , h. hove prae:leel him it few bins in this
with mie hand and rites ;jot With the out any martingale, You sloth ake :Like up Lis foot as directed ; hitch
other. After a time he will allow the bd. have a halter on your colt, or a bridle him to something, mob cause hint to pull ii, .
to P placed upon him. The saddle m a d e alter the faNion of a halter, vviC! a it a short ; take him out; ca.
c ,ll co , ion t , u I M;IL 11111 rtlb l evd against strap it, so that you con hold or lead him ress him every time you work with him.
. 1,1, 'lll fits it , goi next hiing about without pnllitm on the hit touch.-- You will find it more convenitmt to fasten
the stirrup :strap ncr-ion his Lick., and grad- Ho is now ready for the sada:, i up his !effort. leg, because tbot is the side
unlle itisionato theqniaWllts into its place . . Hsu. to /nowt!! y•oi tiro et. Aftor you have had him
The girth should not he fastened until he FiLst s,oth !inn well on both sides of the hitch-.-d up ()Pro or tWiCq, you should get
becomes thoroughly acquainted with the s,dd le, end all over, until he will stand a lost; strap; put it around his foot as before
r,!dle. The flr,t mite the is buck- still widioui holding, Imeis net afaid to directed (above the hoof and below the
led it should he rhea so loosely on act to s e e you anywhere about him. pasti•rn-jeint)put it through a ring in your
attract his nth ntion; sal: qiently it Cali As soon as yon have him thus gentled, liarness; take hold of it in yaur band ;
ti ! ;;,tene,l without in,pirinp: hint with get a small block, about one foot or eigh- hitch hits up gently, and if he tusks a
leo r, which if listened immediately it te e n inches in !tight, and set down by motion to hick, you can pull up his foot
trnuld , most certainly it). In thi, manner th e side of him, about where you 7;tint to mid ptevent it. Yon should use thin
the wildest cot con effectually subin. storm to !Ilona hum; step up on this, rai- until you have biro broken from
giti•d by such imperceptible de4rces that ymirsell very gently; horses notice kicking, which will not take very long.—
ha burs tacit obedience belore he is aware e v e ry chan ge of position very closely, and You should hitch a kicking hors: by lim
o( his sieved condition. if von were to step suddenly , on the block, self you can manage him better in this
The proper way lo Mt a cold. it would be very alit to scare him ; but by ' way than to hitch him by the side of
linr ..s pm:il.
Farmers often put a hitting harness on raising yourself gradually on it, he will other 11004 C,
a colt the first thing they do with Lint, nee yon'tvithout hying frightened, in a pa- Row to brink a Horse from Scaring.
buckling up the bitting no tight as they ,i;h:o very near the same no when you are It is no es'ablished rule in philosophy,
can draw it. to make hint carry his head on his Lack. that there is not an effect without a cause
high and then turn him out in a trot in run As soon a, he trill hear this Without ' and if no, there mist be-noose cause for
n half a day nt a time. This is one of hum, unite the stirrup-strap next to your the scaring of a liorso. The horse scares
the writ,: punishments that they could in and put your left foot into the stirrup, and either from 'outgo:111mo or from pain
flict on a colt, and very injurious to a ' Frpiore over i t. holding your knee. Now, it is a law of his nature, that if you
young , hint, that has been Hoe to runnit:g a g :dost the horse and your toe 0110 1 0. 00 will convince him that any object Will not
in pasturo with his held down. not to 1., , t1C him under the shoulder with hurt, titers is no danger of his scaring at
A horse should he we ll nca,to ine d to the toe of your hoot. Place your right it, no matter how frightful it may bo in
the bit before y tin put nn the lijitiwz liar- hand on the trout of the saddle, and on the appearance. TO exemplify this, take a
neon and when you f irs t Lit hi m you sit, ()p i ositii side of
. you, taking hold of a par- horse that is very easily scared at an um•
only rein his ', tit ,' up to that point Where. tion the mane and reins, as they hang brella , take s that horse into n tight stable
he naturally holds it, let that be high or loosely over the neck, with your left hand; where you can have Lis attention, take
lota he will soon learn that he cannot low- then 7 ...radindly bear your weight en the him by the bridle. and hold the umbiella
er his howl, and that raising it a little will ,oi rtiti t„ to ,l on your right hand, until the in your hand ; when he first looks et it it
loosen the hit h i h i , ' , nt h, This will hors feels your whole weight on the sad- ; will be afraid of it, and if he could he I
give him, the idea of raising his !mod to di e , Repeat this several times, each time would soon be out of its reach, but hold it
lonica the Lit, and then ynn can draw the 'raising yonrself a little higlioe front the in your hand, let him look nt it and feel,
bitting a litilu tighter every time you put tick, until he will allow you to raise •it with his nose a few minutes, and then
it on, and he will still raise his head to loos. your l eg over his croup and place yourself you can ripen and shut it ns you please,
en it. 1.3 y this menus you will qrradually iu the occasionally letting him foci it with his
get his head nod neck in the. position yet, Thote Pre three great adroit:ages in nose, and noon Ito will care nothing about
wioh him to carry it, one Ow , Hal a grace- a Meals to mount from. First a
carnage without M t r ti og • l i • ot , making sitedeu change of position is very apt to fn the same marturr you can break any
him angry, or causing his mouth to got frighten a young horse who has never horse from scaring at thine that nay look
been handled. Ile wilt allow you to walk frightful io him, logs stumps by the road
up to him and stand by his side without side, or anything that you may wish to
scaring at you, benanse you have swatted carry on him. If you wish to make a tri•
him to that posit., but if you get down al of this theory. just take a horse into the
Oh your hands and knees anti crawl to. stable nod let him examine the frightful
word him, be will be very much frights,- object a few moments atter the mode of
•ed ; and upon the stone principle he would ' examining things, and you will be per
frig Men a• your new position if you had • reedy satisfied. We have tried horses that
the power to hold yourself over his back could not sillier you to take nn umbrella
without touching him. Then, the first oil them shut, and in fifteen minutes could
• great advantege of the black is to grad', open it nd shut it at pleasure, and they
oily accustom him to that new position will pay no attention to it. There is
in which he will sea you when you rid e somathing peculiar in the horse (though it
is because he has not the faculty of rea-
Secondly, by tho process or leaning soiling.). Y. can take an object t hnt he
your weight in the stirrups and on y our is afraid of, take; only on one side, let him
hand, 3 . ut can gradually accustom him to exnutine it on that side only, do not let the
your weight, so as not to frighten him by other eye see it ; he will be broken on one
having him feel it allot once. And in the side and, as soon as the other eye beholds
third place, the block elevates you HO 110 it, will be afraid until ho looks at it and
you will not have to make 'a spring in or- touches it with his nose ; thon he will be
der to get on the horse's back, but from it I broken on both sines.
you can gradually raise yourself into tho j how to learn n Horse to follow you.
saddle. I Take him into a large stable or shed,
Subs' !tent Educational Lessons in Hone take hold of the bridle or halter with your
Taming—How to subdue a kicking Horse. left hued, have a long switch or whip in
A kicking horse is the motet kind of a iyour right, after caressing him a little pot
If you put the bitting on very tight the
lir,t time, he cannot raise his head imongh
to loosen it, but will bear on it all the
time, and paw, sweat, and throw himself.
Many horses have been killed by fulling
backward with the biting on; their heads
being drawn up, strike the ground with
the whole weight of the body. Horses
that havo their bends drawn up tightly
si - mid not have the bitting on more than
fifteen or twenty minutt , s at a time.
Flow to Ilarnesq the Colt.
You should by all imams hove your
harness amide to fit your horse, especilly
the collar, 'Hundreds of • horses hove
been Toiled by collars that do .not fit as
they should. A little attention to this
matter boforehand will facilitate your pro
gress very much. Take your harness in
to the stable; go through the same pro
cite, that you did with the saddle, letting
the colt examine your harheas snosflictori•
ly; then put it on car'fully; nod after you
have it all complete, put on your lines;
use them gently, as he is rather skittish,
until he is used to them a little ; then load
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your right hand over his sho.ilder with the
whip extending back so that you can touch
hint up with the whip applied gently a
round his hind legs. Start him a little give
him to gentle tap with the whip, walking
him around the stable, saying to him
'Come along, boy ;'. or call him by hi s
name, taking him around the stable a few
times, holding him by the bridle: Afte r
you have taken him around in this way
a few times you can let go of his bridle,
saying 'Come along, boy,' and if he atop,
tap him up With the whip gently, and in a
short time ho trill learn that you want him
to follow you; then gradually gm before
him, have him to follow you around the
stable in this way a few minutee then he
will understand what you want him to do.
After yen have taught hint to follow in the
stable, take him into the stable lot, learn
him to follow you in that a few minutes;
then you can take him into the publio
road or street, and helvill follow you there
and in a short time he will follow you
wherever you want him to. You should
often pat him, and caress him, and give
hint to understand you do not intend to
hurt hint, and he will soon like to follow.
Alen often get their horses afraid of them
and ,Ire?p them no, and it is their neture to
to keep out of danger when they aprehend
it, after their trimmer of arriving at condo
sirm). The way horses arrive at conclu
sions is generally from experience.
How to Teach a Horse to stand without
After you have taught you horse to fol
low you, stand him in the centre of the
stable, begin at his head to gentle him,
gradually working backward. If he
moves give him azentle cut with the whip
and put him back in the same spot from
which he started. If he stands, caress
him as before, and continue gentling him
in this way until you can get around him
without making him move. Keep walking
around hint, increasing your pace, and on
ly touch him occasionally. Every time
he moves pet him back in the same place;
go still farther from hint, tf ho moves give
hint a cut with your whip. place him back
in the same place. If ho stands go to him
frequertly and caress hint. Do not let
hint stand ton long, but make him follow
you around in the stable. Then stand
hl:.: in another place and proceed as before.
Alter you have him so that he will stand
in the stable. Like him out in the lot and
,dace him there, and in a short time you
can place him any where without hitching.
You should not practice him longer than
half an hour at a time.
If you have balky horses, it is your
fault and not the horses'; for if they do
not pull true, then is some cause for it.
and if you will remove the cause the efleet
When your horse balks, ho is excited,
and does not know what you want him to
do. When he gets a little excited, stop
him five or ten minutes; lot him become
calm; go to the balky horse, pat him, and
speak gently to him ; and as soon as he is
I over his excitement, ho will, nine cases out
of ten, pull at the word ; whipping and
slashing and swearing only make the mat
ter worse. After you have soothed him a
while, and his excitement has cooled down,
take him by the bits ; turn him each way
as far as you can; pull out the tongue;
soothe him a little ; unrein him ; then step
before the balky horse, and let the other
start first; then you can take him any
where you wish. A balky horse is always
high-spirited, and starts quick ; has his
pull out before the other starts ; by stand
ing before him, the other starts too. By
close application of this rule, you can
make any balky horse pull.
If a horse has been badly spoiled, you
should bitch to an empty wagon, and pull
it around awhile on level ground ; then pun
on n little load, and increase it gradually,
caressing as before, and in a short time
you will have a good horse that will work
withoat troubling you.--N. Y. Tribune.
SORE TUROAT.-A wet compress, worn a
few boom will often relieve it ; if severe. a
pepper or dog•fennel poultice; worn until smart
irritation is produced; willsoon relieve it. From
time to time swallow a pinch of the following
powder Mix well together 10 grains of ipecao
20 grains saltpeter, 40 grsins of loaf sugar:
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