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Bathing Horses

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A correspondent of the Loudon Field ays he washes sweated norse;) iu cold water with beoeficial resulis, both iu sumnier and in winter. After washing, the animal sbould be rubbed dry. os far na praoticable, and the k-ga especially. Should the hair on tbem be too long to atlmit of this being Buffioieutly done, flanuel baodages shou'd be put on, and a woolea rug thrown loosely over, tut ■without the roller. In the courso of an hiour the hotte will be tolerably dry, and thould then have another rub dowu, and be clothed in tlio erdinary mauner. II liDrses were treated in a more ra'ional maeaei' thao is often the case, vri.h pure air una scrupulous cleauliuess, discase ■wouldóbe far less cotnmon. Wihat 3 more refresbing to a man after. x hard day's shooting, or other labonoua-exereise. tban a warm or cold bath ? And L ielieve it to be equally so to the horse. To the tired hunter, a warm foot bath and fumentation, if the animal is sufficicntly quiet, is most refreshing. Siine years ago I visited the royal at Buckioghatn Palaeo. There, as I was tuformeii - and at the time mys#lf witnesed tho operation - every horse, sumuier and winter, was wasbed fioni.head to foot with oold water, after returning f rooi work, no matter bad buen out ono hour or six. After the ablulion, scraping, serubbiüg, etc., a kind of web cloth was tbrowu over,to admit of evuporation, and the hürso was ufterward rubbed down and clothed as usual o the course of an hour'o. I consider the plan rational 1 oouducive to the hea'.th of the horse, if only ordioary care is taken.


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Michigan Argus