New England Farrier, or Farmers' Receipt
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Whilst the greatest effort has been made to ensure the quality of this text, due to the historical nature of this content, in some rare cases there may be minor issues with legibility. The carcass of a horse ought to be a subject of particular attention. This cannot be too circular. A cylinder gives the greatest possible capacity. A horse, therefore, with a round chest, has more room for the expansion of his lungs than a horse with a chest otherwise formed. His wind must therefore be better; besides he fats much easier; he requires less food. A horse with a round chest will keep fat upon almost any thing, whereas it is almost impossible to fat a horse with a narrow or flat chest. A horse with athin narrow chest cannot bear heat, has bad wind, is always lean, weak and tender.