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Training Horses To Be Safe

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It is easy to train a horso aot to be dangerous. It ia easy, but it requires patienoa imd good sense in tbe trainer and good t-ense in the colt, too. It is not at 911 diflicult to train a youDg horse ta be geotle and quiet under almosi any cireutustanccs; aud if soniething unusual should terrify hiin, bo should run to h:s maBter sooner than run avray from him. A horse properly trained will always ook to tbe rider or diiver in the time of fright for proiection ; and inatoad of kicking and tearing everythiug to pieces, when scured, he will, vvben be sees yon standing by bim, and feels your hand on lus bead or on the rein, put bis trust in you, and regard yon as bis only t bope in time of danger. Tbis was often illustrnted during the war. All who served in the oavaïry or artiüery foroe have seen how terribly frigbtentid a horso appeared the moment Ris rider tumbled from bis saddle. It inattered not how loud the thunder of the guns roared in battle, nor how great the bour of deadty strife - the horse eemed nnconscioua of danger until left alone without a rider or attendant. The moment the rider's hold was released, and the stead found hitnself sepnrated from the one ho was trained to regard as bis protector, that moment he became furiously wild, and wouli begia to neigh and run in every direction, oftentimes pressing into the front rank in the group seoming to find comfort by rubbint; his fides against the legs of the riders of other borses. Svery farmer who raises colts could, with a little care, makc thera familiar with tbe Baddle and harness on tbeir back or under their belly, and also teaoh them tr bold back a carriago onadownbill grade by bracing their hips against it. A borsa taught in tbat way would Dot be scared if thü rotten breast-strap should give way or the pole break, and et tbo carriage against bim. II i M i -


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Michigan Argus