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Take Care Of The Horses

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The Illinois Humane Society, tlirough in appoal issued by tlieir eommittoe, make the. following suggestions, which owners of horses will serve their own in;erests by attendiiig to : 1. Slioes- If horses are sharp sliocl in icy weather they will pull larger loads to greater advantage ; it is poor ecoiiomy to neglect the proper shoeing of horses, which may tlms be seriously injured. 2. Blankets, etc. - Horses should be protected by blankets or waterproof covers from rain or snow while standing. The cost of a blanket is very small, and its nse would repay the outlay many times. Any woolen or other protection placed nnder the pad or saddle, and extending back qyer the hips, will be founcl very useful as protecting a woak part of the animal. 3. Clipping - The clipping of horses is considered to be, at least, imprudent, and by this society inhumano owners are respectfully urged to allow tho animáis to retain the covering which nature has provided. 4. Check rcin.s Work horses, if al : il!, should bc checked very low; thej can tatas pvill to greater advantage, ptotect their eyes from rain or snow, anc are less liable to stumble or injure themselves. It will be noticed tlvat the city railway companies have largely abandoned the nse of check reins. 5. Bits - It is prudent to warm with the hands, or otherwise, bits before placing them in the horses' mouths. 1 , ; - -n - 'i. i ■ i ■ A female writer in the Nation says tjjftt sewjng promotes vacancy of miöd,


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