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A Horse's Head.

A horse's ]j<? ad indicates his character very much ar, ;l m!m ' s t l oes . Vice is •shown m the i nouth and eyes ; intelligence i is shown m t'.ie eyes and the breadth, betweeh^ the rears and between the uyes; spirit m the eyes and m tho nose, m. che mobile nos'crila, and m the active ears. L.he size of the eye, the thinness of! the skin, mai.iug the face bony, the large, open, tliif.i-odged nostril, the fine ear,; and the thin, finp mane and fore-top,, are indications of fine breeding, and accompany a high strung nervous organization, which with goodlimbs and muscularpower insures a considerable degree of speed m the animal. The stupid, lazy horse, that drivers call a ' lunk head,' has a dull, eye usually, a narrow forehead, and contracted poll. He is not represented m this group, but occurs n,ot unfrequehtly, is always a blunderer, forgets himself iiud stumbles on smooth ground, gets himself and owner into difficulties, calks "himself, is sometime positively luzy, but often, a hard goer. He needs consfcmfc care and watchfulness on the driver's part., A buyer of eiquine flesh should be able to detect the good and bad qualities of theanimal he contemplates purchasing. This valuable "knowledge is only acquired by a j careful s fcudy of tlie various parts of horse j physiognomy. . J

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A Horse's Head., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2531, 30 September 1890

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A Horse's Head. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2531, 30 September 1890

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