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r HOT WEATHER RULES FOR HORSES
(As Compiled by Boston Work-Horse Parade Association.)
I Load lightly and drive slowly.
r 2 Stop in the shade if possible.
3 Water your horse as often as possible. So long as a horse is work
ing, water in moderate quantities will not hurt him. But let him drink only
a few swallows if he is going to stand still.
4 When he comes in after work, sponge off the harness marks and
sweat, his eyes, his nose and mouth, and the dock. Wash his feet but not
5 If the thermometer is 75 degrees or higher wipe him all over with
a wet sponge. Use vinegar water if possible. Do not turn the hose on him.
6 Saturday night give a bran mash, cold; and add a tablespoonful of
7 Do not use a horse-hat, unless it is a canopy-top hat. The ordinary
bell-shaped hat does more harm than good.
8 A sponge on top of the head, or even a cloth, is good if kept wet.
If dry it is worse than nothing.
9 If a horse is overcome by heat get him into the shade, remove har
ness and bridle, wash out his mouth, sponge him all over, shower his legs
and give him four ounces of aromatic spirits of ammonia, or two ounces
of sweet spirits of nitre, in a pint of water, or give him a pint of coffee,
warm. Cool his head at once, using cold water, or, if necessary, chopped
ice, wrapped in a cloth.
10 If the horse is off his feed try him with two quarts of oats mixed
with bran and a little water, and add a little salt or sugar. Or give him oat
meal gruel or barley water to drink.
II Watch your horse. If he stops sweating suddenly, or if he breathes
short and quick, or if his ears droop, or if he stands with his legs braced
sideways, he is in danger of a heat or sun stroke and needs attention at
12 If it is so hot that the horse sweats in the stable at night tie' him
outside. Unless he cools off during the night, he cannot well stand the next
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TEACHER DIDN'T KICK.
Mary had a little goat
With whiskers on its chin.
Ev'rywhere that Mary went
The goat he butted in.
He followed her to school one day.
'Twas just around the block.
The teacher wasn't angry, for
.He was dead stuck on Bock.
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