Four Essential Factors: Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology and Environment Determine Capabilities of Race Horse., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-09


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FOUR ESSENTIAL FACTORS Anatomy Physiology Psychology Psychologyand and Environment Determine DetermineCapabilities Capabilities of Race Horse When all is said and done the capabilities of a race horse are determined by four great factors his anatomy his physiology his psychology and his environment The first three arc hereditary traits and subject to considerable variation The flow and ebb of families and strains depend presumipg equality of environment on the reappearance in tho filial generations of favorable or un ¬ favorable variations and not on academic theories on lineal descent in tail male or tail female A horses anatomy conformation may easily be ascertained with great accu ¬ racy but his physiology functions and psychology temperament and particularly volition are only revealed by close observa ¬ tion and tests extending over a relatively lengthy period periodAnyone Anyone who has the data and perseverence can make voluminous charts on figure or other systems but the acquisition of knowl ¬ edge even relating to relatively few thor ¬ oughbreds in detail is a matter of a life ¬ time Unfortunately very few facts were placed on record in connection with the spe ¬ cial traits other than the bald racing rec ¬ ords of bygone horses and mares The great Lord Falmouth paid the closest possible at ¬ tention to these matters but he did not pass on his knowledge with his mares and very few of them did much good for their new owners Mankato in English Sporting Chron ¬ icle

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