. The horse in the stable and the field: his management in health and disease ... with an essay on the American trotting horse, and suggestions on the breeding and training of trotters. Horses. THE LEG STRAP, 131 Tn him, therefore, this first essential point was accomplished. Cruiser also had a halter, strengthened with iron, and in him also there was a moans of laying hold of the head, which was eagerly seized by the operator. The plan adopted in his case was to fix an iron staple to the door-post, and then running through this a strong leather strap, to which a spring hook was attached, the

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. The horse in the stable and the field: his management in health and disease ... with an essay on the American trotting horse, and suggestions on the breeding and training of trotters. Horses. THE LEG STRAP, 131 Tn him, therefore, this first essential point was accomplished. Cruiser also had a halter, strengthened with iron, and in him also there was a moans of laying hold of the head, which was eagerly seized by the operator. The plan adopted in his case was to fix an iron staple to the door-post, and then running through this a strong leather strap, to which a spring hook was attached, the
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. The horse in the stable and the field: his management in health and disease ... with an essay on the American trotting horse, and suggestions on the breeding and training of trotters. Horses. THE LEG STRAP, 131 Tn him, therefore, this first essential point was accomplished. Cruiser also had a halter, strengthened with iron, and in him also there was a moans of laying hold of the head, which was eagerly seized by the operator. The plan adopted in his case was to fix an iron staple to the door-post, and then running through this a strong leather strap, to which a spring hook was attached, the op- portunity-was seized when the horse came open-mouthed to the door, and he was securely laid hold of and drawu up to the staple, so as to compel him to allow the introduction of a bit. The gray colt at Mr. Anderson's was bitted ; but the zebra was loose in his cage, and I do not at all know how the gag in which he was ex- hibited was forced into his mouth, but I believe it was effected by a rope thrown round his neck and drawn up to the bars of his cage. The second part of the apparatus is the leg-strap for the near fore leg, being very similar to a stirrup-leather, which, with the addition of a strong loop, can be made to answer the same purpose very well. Before applying this strap, which at once makes the horse harmless for offence, he must be rendered ap- proachable, which, in ordinary animals, is effected merely with the aid of the bridle. In Stafford, however, as I before remarked, guide-ropes were used; and in the case of Cruiser, he was enticed up to a wagon loaded with hay, under which was Mr. Rarey, and through the wheel of which this leg-strap was quietly and cau-. rarey's leg strap. No. 1. tiously buckled on his leg. As soon as this is done the horse is innocent of all mischief except with his teeth, for he cannot kick on three legs, and even his mouth may be kept away from the operator by drawing on the off rein. To bring him speedily to submit to the power of t

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