Versatility Of The Thoroughbred, Daily Racing Form, 1918-09-05


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VERSATILITY OF THE THOROUGHBRED Are these gallopers ever good for anything else elseThe The question was addressed to an oldtime turf ¬ man in discussing the race horse horseI I think there is nothing they cannot adapt them ¬ selves to was his reply There is an owner who is also a brewer He has one of the largest breweries down south He lias a big stable of thoroughbreds up north Every once in a while a horse will go wrong The animal might hurt a tendon or injure himself otherwise while going at great speed He becomes worthless for racing purposes so this brewer ships him south and the galloper is assigned to haul beer through the streets streetsThere There are many thoroughbreds now which go as well under harness as tinder saddle I know several people who have family horses that were formerly regulars on the running tracks tracksAs As for a saddle horse I wouldnt have anything outside of a thoroughbred I think they make the best saddle horse in the world You say that they have a habit of going at full speed Thats true You buy a thoroughbred and start him in for saddle purposes and you will soon discover that lie has car ¬ ried the habit he has learned at the barrier with him but you can easily break him of that You will discover that the thoroughbred is the keenest animal on earth and that he can be easily broken of any habit Of course he will not show you any fancy gaits but you can depend on him and that is more than you can say for the majority of saddle horses

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