Increasing Demand For War Horses., Daily Racing Form, 1917-06-22


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INCREASING DEMAND FOR WAR HORSES. When the Germans made the advance upon Ver-dun. orders to bring up artillery from other parts of the French line were issued. The ground was frozen, the roads hard, the going good. Guns and equipment hauled by motors from the most distant positions affected by the orders arrived two days before similar contingents moved by horses, lint to day conditions are different. The movement is now straight forward over the trenches and shell craters of "No Mans Land." For this work horses ami mules are better suited than motors. Hence, horses will be mare largely used in later antra Mean on the war front than they have been in tin- past. Bfca in the past, demand for horses has been enormous. Cp to the first of May nearly 800,000 horses and over 800,0*4 mules had been solil by the United Btatel to the Allies, with the -war in its present phase, and the Catted States into it. horse requirements will enormously increase.

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