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yi's old, 7st. 21h. The first was maintain, additional to the also: a dead heat between Pericles and lute necessity of providing bubanı Don Cossack, but being run over grub for Self and Co.; and even again, was won by Don Cossack when he had not, he was never with difficulty. --Seven to 4 on Per disposed to expend bis money in ricles, and 5 to 2 agst Don Cos: bigh-priced books about horses. sack; after the dead heat; 5 to 4 The buyers of veterinary books on Pericles. The above were the have ever been a certain limited whole of Pericles' performances, number in this country; although May 11.

* the justly celebrated' and esteemned Bracken's work has passer through

upwards of twenty large editions. A Treatise on the Breeding; The number of Mi. Flint's compe

Training, and Management of titors, in the small way, that is, the Horses, with Practical Remarks manual form, is great indeed, and. and Observations on Farriery, many of them, we fear, ate masa &c. To which is prefixed, the ters of too much 'weiglit for him, in Natural History of Horses in most respects.' 'A collation will general, and the Antiquity of prove to every discerving reader, Horse Racing in England; to that he is sufficiently beboldług to gether with an Appendix, con- previous writers, and that bis own taining the u hote Luw relating proper practical kuowledge might to' Horses." "By W. Flint, an easily bave been contained in a few old Sportsman, well known on pages.

The make. weigbts, tben, the Turf und in the Chase. in this little book, are the natural

history of the horsê, with other WE are informed by report, that common places on the subject, on

the old Sportsman, author of which little or no view liglyt is the present small publication, is thrown; a most eloquent morceau • the same gentleman formerly the on mad dogs, garnished with the

competitor in a double sense, with reign of one Sirius, a baker--doors the celebrated Colonel Thornton, barred, and the tender mother buga This is a new, and honourable en- ging close ber darling babe !-a deavour in Mr. Flint, 'to signalise quotation from 'Mister Somerville himself, in which, bowever, we and an appendix on horse law, much apprehend he will not en- wbich teachës es, Chapter II. Pa joy all the success we wonld wish

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stealing is the felobim; partly from the nature of the nious taking and carrying away the case, and partly from the defect of personal goods of another.":/ his not being altogether well After all, we have' but one sea trained and disciplined for such an rious objection to make to this attempt.

gentleman's book, but it is a seIn the first place, tbis boarded rinus one inileed.; and the subject pampblet, with its thirr


thick of it deserves most truly to be paper, and comely, legible type, made a matter of conscience hg good qualifications no doubt con

every man.

We allude to l'is prosidered by tliemselves, is rated too fession of medicine, and attempt high in shillings and


for to prescribe upon his own autho extensive circulation. John Bull rity, which, trom internal evidence, has a new and expensive war to we take mpon us to decide Mr. VOL. XLVI.-.No, 272.


Flint, Flint has no right to do, being se- which surely may as well befit a riously inclined to think that, in a Yorkshireman, as an Irishman. matter of such kindi, the opinion Page 21 contains an observation of the doctor and bis patient might far beyond our poor praise ; worbe pearly upon a level ; in many thy indeed of the Gibsons and the cases, the balance would strongly Brackens, or of Esculapius himincline to the judgment of the self; and serving to confirm a senhorse, were it consulted. There is timeut we just now ventured of not a more daogerous or more cruel this author, namely, that his genefoolery, in all that is going, than ral ideas are correct. " The most that of quackery by gentlemen, certain method towards the remogentlewomen, farriers, and cow val of a disease, is to find its orileaches. Mr. Flint, it is true, șe- gin." It is curious that the sensilects and borrows with some little ble and generally well-informed skill, but we tancy we perceive ori- Bartlet should controvert a position ginal improvements of his, which grounded like that, are truly langhable, and evince his P. 24, Mr. F.'s adoption of the equal skill in medicine, chiromancy, ancient notion of old horses and aud alchymy, to be admirable.-- mares producing old colts, is not There is, however, one peculiarly quite in so good a veio. We could pleasing and important feature in never observe any of tbose marks of the book. He seems to have adopt- age, which Mr. F. notes, in the ed almost all the enlightened and stock of Match'em, begotten after he humane opinions and practices on had become so aged and feeble as his subject; a most meritorious to require men's assistance to mount quality in himself, and a reflection the mare, and when he stood in highly consolatory to those, who daily need of cow's milk for his have dedicated their lives and la. support. Nor in the latter probours to such improvement in the duce of Marsk, which always appublic mind.

peared to us equally young of their After this general view, our re- age, with his earliest progeny. maining duty is to remark on such But authority and imagination may particular passages as may demand do mucb; and we really once attention, and to submit specimens knew a pivus sportsman, who inof the work, by quotation, to the sisted upon it that the white horse judgment of the reader.

in the Revelations, was an iron Mr. Flint starts with a crack or grey, the word being mis-translatcourtly inscription to the Prince ed from the original Hebrew. We Regent and the nobles of the do not quite agree with this sportsland; and it certainly contains man (p. 25), as to the preference that, wbieb every flattering inscrip- due to the, bome-ribbed racer.tion to greatness does not-namely, Never mind, or rather prefer room this indubitable truth, tbe breeding in that part, provided there be and improvement of horses for the width and substance above. So turf, chace, &c. have been exclu şaid Bracken, and John Lawrence sively the meritorious and honoure after him. Nor do small, pricked able work of our higla aristocracy ears so mueb denote the racer, as and sportsmen. The advertisement the cart horse. Such is the Bellems with a becoming confidence, gian, rather than Arabian mark.

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9. Crossing the blood horse with cropping and nicking; the ear is the cart mare” (p. 27), is awk. shaped to gather sounds, and con: wardly expressed." There may be vey them to the internal organs. some reason in the author's cau- Even clipping the hair from tbe tion here, and be follows sound all inside is wrong, and frequently vice as to keeping distinct and ap- proves injurious, by exposing the propriate stock. His condemna- internal parts to dust, hail, rain, tion of cropping and picking, more and cold, which frequently affects especially the latter odious and the hearing, flies tornent the more, damnable practice, evinces bis hu- and makes them sliy or fearful manity and common sense. Every even of allowing you to put on the man who nicks his borse, ought bridle : the ear sbonld be small bimself to he nicked elsewhere, did and straight, and when a liorse not his innocent wife's interest erects them and points them for. stand in the way of so just and apo ward, it gives him a bold and anipropriate a punishment. We bave mated appearance ; you may see if lived long enough to know of three he is angry or going to start, and or four accidents, in performing judge if he has a fever or not. A this barbarous and really torturing cold ear is a certain sign of oboperation, in which the perpetra- straction, that the blood does not tors' puddings have been kicked flow to the extremities. You ficar out, our commiseration on the ac- many horses called delt beavy cidents being entirely confined to brutes; in my opinion it is greatly the delinquents' surviving families. owing to their hearing being af

Mr. Flint says, “ dock the horse fected, and causes them undeservwhen young ;" but why did he notedly many a merciless lash. quote that author, who is original * Nicking is a dreadful operain the practice of docking the suck- tion, attended with danger, and is ing foal, and with wbose works he merely to gratify the eye of vanity. is doubtless familiar : It appears to Dock the horse when young, he is is an important improvement, in more likely to carry a good tail. the way both of safety and huma- " A hunter, in every respect nity. In former times, docking ought to be well put together, well was really a dangerous practice, brerl, and strong in every point ; and many horses were annually lost the hardships he undergoes, being by it; and it remains the same, pressed through beavy grounds, up in degree, the public papers of and down hills, stretching leaps, the last year giving an account of and too often over weighted. The several cart horses so lost. From management of this class of horses the autbor alluded to also, this gen. requires the greatest care and altleman seems to bave derived the tention, not only in the stable, but sign of shoulder lameness, when the in riding the chase. Not any horse borse feels an impediment to the ought to be hunted till five year's motion of the fore arm, a symptom, old; as he is not come to his we believe, never before noticed by strength and conrage, he will fail any veterinary writer, Continental in bard trials, is more liable to or British. Now proceed we to strains in the back, sivews, curbs, some quotation :

spavins, splints, ringboves, &c. To "Let us, as much as possible, do prepare a horse, iake bin from away with the cruel custom of grass not later than the 1st of Au

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grist, one year old, and halter bim, lead him oftener. A change of vliet is him about, give him green food, good for all borses, particularly bran and oats mixed; and likewise bad feedlers. A small quantity of at two years olil. At three, put on bruised wheat and malt with chop- the bits and Junge him to bring ped clover, is nourishing food, and him to his paces. At four, back boiled beans and some dry bran him and use him to gentle work, mixed with them and the water learn bim his different paces, and they are hoiled in, is an excellent likewise to leap the bar. Be caremash. I have frequently given it ful during this tuition he is not ill after a hard day's work.

gust, but sooner the better. If you is a good plan to shake up some įutend to physic him in the stable, fresh oat or wheat straw with it, give the purgatives hereafter men, they must masticate more thotioned: but if you prepare him at roughly. Giving large quantities grass, give mild doses of not more of corn at one time is improper, iban four or five dracbms of aloes, many eager horses will grasp such and two and a half siraclıms of gin- monthfuls, that it is impossible for ger, on the 24th of July, and re- them to grind it, they swallow iç peat it on the 1st day of August, whole and dry, which swells in the and again on the 8th day of An- stomach, causes obstructions, and gust; take him into the stable on the confined air originating from the 10th or 11th of August, but indigested food, produces - acute do not bleed; give a mash once or pain, convulsions, and frequently twice a day, as it is not right to pat sudden death. It is certainly an him on dry food too suddenly, at excellent plan to give chopped cloleast for a week; let him have ver, saint-foin, and any seed hay three or four hours walking exer- with corn. When you go out in cise every day for the first fort, the morning, leaye orders for balf night, then bring him hy degrees a gallon of barley, well sifted clear to take regular stretching gallops, of dust, to he put into a clean pait, let old oats and meadow bay be his to it pour two gallons of boiling food till he comes to severe work, water, let it be covered close over, then add a few old split beans, and it will be cool enough in six or eight give about a quart of sliced carrots bours, and give it altogetber when or Swedish turnips clean washed, your horse bas been thoroughly once or twice in twenty-four bours. dresseil, he will eagerly take it. The beet root is excellent in cgleis " When at liberty the borse or conghs. Do not clothe him too shews not any inclination to assoheavy, pos keep the temperature of ciate with man, therefore to doyour stable too warm. In case of mesticate and gain his confidence, illness or accidents, I refer you to it is necessary to treat bim with the remedies herein mentioned.- kindness from the first. A cruel Let all corn be bruised ; give a ill tempereil fellow, will ruin a colt's small feed every morning before temper in breaking; it will be a watering, and not follow the plan long time if ever he forgets the ill of galloping afterwards ; four times usage he has been subject to. in twenty-four hours is often “ A colt ought to be taken up enough to feed, and do what is re- twice a year for a month, viz. when quisite in the stable; do not disturb

Be care

used. At five years old he is fit for ful not to give too much bayi it constant regular work... Never


bleed or physic bin mless he is se

Speaking of the foot as a callous riously unwell or meets with acci- (hard and callous, forno a tauto. deuts. By this early attention, logism) substance, the inner part of your horse will he better tempered wbich is full of nerves and bloodand take to work njore freely. vessels, the author says, “ These

“ As we know the effects of un- parts uniteil, are called ihe boof, or wholesome water on the human coffin joint." The truth is, Mr. F. species, it is equally likely to affect should have left untouched, the the animal.”

united professions of veterinary “It is as necessary to attend to a medicine and anatomy. horse's drink as his food, as they The author bas acknowledged are very subject to diseases of the but one godfather thronghout his bladder, which are frequently work, and in that has been unfor. bronght on by cbange of water. tunate. Professor Coleman has no

“ Spring water is liable to par. more right to the honour bestowed take of the metalline or mineral on him (pa. 38), than bis Highstrata throngh which it flows. ness the Prince's shoemaker. St.

“ River water bas different qua- Bel, tbe predecessor of Coleman, lifications, arising froip the various first introduced into this country soils throngh wbicb it passes; but the useful rule of weighing the is softer than spring water, and horse's shoe, for various denomi, much fitter for use.

nations. Pond water on clean clay or P. 39. With respect to shoechalk bottonis is good, but apt to ing, we bare seen driving the nails ferment in hot weather, then it be. to the toe only, carried on to an comes unwholesome: but to soften extreme, wbich risked tbe nails the first, and purify the last, it is drawing, and the loss of sboes over a good plan to fill a large tub (keep a heavy and poachy soil, est modus it filled), into wbich throw a small in rebus : and as to the old remedy quantity of unslacked line, which for a horse's cutting or knocking, will keep it fit for vise, and prevent we could never perceive its use, ina deal of trouble; but the tub ought terfering being a natural and in; to be cleaned often.

curable defect; nor do we like the Horses should never be allow. idea of placing a borse upon a shoe ed to drink much cold water at one which is not level, and upon which time; it is better to give small he is thence not secure. We have quantities four times a day, but do fornverly noted Mvorcroft's error iu put prevent bis baying a suffi- tbis vain pursuit. ciency. A small quantity before

[To be concluded in our next.} be performs any strong exercise is necessary.

Avoid giving water that has stood any time in a learlen ON OLD STALLIONS, IN REPLY cistern, it is sutject to give the

TO BEN BEACON. cholic, being liable to be impreg. nated by the lead, and no doubt is To the Editor of the Sporting Ma too frequently the cause of this un

guzine. suspected attack, which is very dangerous,"

YOUR correspondent, Ben Ben, At page 37, there appears a con, a breedler, seems to have strange inaccuracy of expression : misunderstood Mr. Lawrence, on


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