BREEDING YOUR OWN: Or How to Raise Colts for Pleasure and Profit by Clarence B. Bosworth

BREEDING YOUR OWN: Or How to Raise Colts for Pleasure and Profit

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Breeder's Bible would be a simpler title and an apt one, we wager this book will become just that to light horse breeders. For this is the kind of book which starts at the beginning and proceeds step by step answering each question before it arises as a problem or predicament. The advice is expert yet not involved in method or elaborate in specialized phraseology. If a treatment is too complicated for the amateur a veterinary is advised. If a term is apt to be misunderstood it is explained. Thus we start with a man and a mare and go step by step through the selection of the proper stud, based on the known results of various line crosses and the type desired in the offspring, to the actual breeding, care of the mare, during and after foaling. Then follows handling and training of the colt; schooling of the saddle horse; the problem horse; haute ècole; intelligent sale of surplus stock; an excellent chapter on illness and disease. It is rare to find so much packed between the covers of one book -- each chapter could form a book in itself. Such a library of information is well within every breeder's range. It will be the best investment any prospective breeder ever made. Make him realize it is a matter of four years' time, money and effort to breed, raise and train a colt. A solemn undertaking in which this ""Breeder's Bible"" will be an invaluable aid for years to come.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1939
Publisher: Derrydale