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Title: The Arabian Art of Taming and Training Wild and Vicious
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THE ARABIAN ART OF
TAMING AND TRAINING
WILD & VICIOUS HORSES.
T. GILBERT, BRO. RAMSEY & CO.
PRINTED AND SOLD FOR THE PUBLISHER BY
PRINTER, 225 & 227 WEST FIFTH STREET, CINCINNATI, OHIO
THE HORSEMAN'S GUIDE
BY JOHN J. STUTZMAN, WEST RUSHVILLE, FAIRFIELD COUNTY, OHIO.
I will here insert some of the most efficient cures of diseases
the horse is subject. I have practised them for many years with
unparalleled success. I have cured horses with the following remedies,
which, (in many cases,) have been given up in despair, and I never
case in which I did not effect a cure.
CURE FOR COLIC.
Take 1 gill of turpentine, 1 gill of opium dissolved in whisky;
1 quart of
water, milk warm. Drench the horse and move him about slowly.
If there is
no relief in fifteen minutes, take a piece of chalk, about the
size of an
egg, powder it, and put it into a pint of cider vinegar, which
blood warm, give that, and then move him as before.
ANOTHER.--Take 1 ounce laudanum, 1 ounce of ether, 1 ounce of
assafoetida, 2 ounces tincture of peppermint, half pint of whisky;
in a quart bottle, shake it well and drench the horse.
CURE FOR THE BOTS.
Take 1-1/2 pint of fresh milk, (just from the cow,) 1 pint of
Drench the horse and bleed him in the mouth; then give him 1 pint
linseed oil to remove them.
Take mustard seed ground fine, tar and rye chop, make pills about
of a hen's egg. Give him six pills every six hours, until they
then give him one table spoonful of the horse powder mentioned
once a day, until cured. Keep him from cold water for six hours
using the powder.
In the first place bleed the horse severely. Give him spirits
in water which should not be too cold, for it would chill him.
well covered with blankets, and rub his legs and body well; blister
around the chest with mustard seed, and be sure to give him no
unless there is spirits of nitre in it.
Take croton oil, aqua ammonia, f.f.f; oil of cajuput, oil of
equal parts. Rub well. It is good for spinal diseases and weak
CUTS AND WOUNDS OF ALL KINDS.
One pint of alcohol, half ounce of gum of myrrh, half ounce aloes,
once a day.
SPRAINS AND SWELLINGS.
Take 1-1/2 ounces of harts-horn, 1 ounce camphor, 2 ounces spirits
turpentine, 4 ounces sweet oil, 8 ounces alcohol. Anoint twice
Take of burnt buck's horn a table spoonful, every three days
days. If there is no relief in that time, continue the powder
SADDLE OR COLLAR LINIMENT.
One ounce of spirits of turpentine, half ounce of oil of spike,
essence of wormwood, half ounce castile soap, half ounce gum camphor,
ounce sulphuric ether, half pint alcohol, and wash freely.
LINIMENT TO SET THE STIFLE JOINT ON A HORSE.
One ounce oil of spike, half ounce origanum, half ounce oil amber.
it well and rub the joints twice a day until cured, which will
be in two
or three days.
I have tried the following and found it an efficient remedy.
I have tried
it on my own eyes and those of others. Take bolus muna 1 ounce,
vitrol 1 ounce, alum half ounce, with one pint clear rain water:
well before using. If too strong, weaken it with rain water.
LINIMENT FOR WINDGALLS, STRAINS AND GROWTH OF LUMPS ON MAN OR
One ounce oil of spike, half ounce origanum, half ounce amber,
and sal amoniac 1 drachm, spirits of salts 1 drachm oil of sassafras
ounce, harts-horn half ounce. Bathe once or twice a day.
This powder will cure more diseases than any other medicine known;
Distemper, Fersey, Hidebound, Colds, and all lingering diseases
arise from impurity of the blood or lungs.--Take 1 lb. comfrey
lb. antimony, half lb. sulphur, 3 oz. of saltpetre, half lb. laurel
berries, half lb. juniper berries, half lb. angetice seed, half
3 oz. alum, half lb. copperas, half lb. master wort, half lb.
Mix all to a powder and give in the most cases, one table spoonful
feed once a day till cured. Keep the horse dry, and keep him from
water six hours after using it.
FOR CUTS OR WOUNDS ON HORSE OR MAN.
Take fishworms mashed up with old bacon oil, and tie on the wound,
is the surest and safest cure.
OIL FOR COLLARS.
This oil will also cure bruises, sores, swellings, strains or
fishworms and put them in a crock or other vessel 24 hours, till
become clean; then put them in a bottle and throw plenty of salt
them, place them near a stove and they will turn to oil; rub the
affected freely. I have cured knee-sprung horses with this oil
SORE AND SCUMMED EYES ON HORSES.
Take fresh butter or rabbit's fat, honey, and the white of three
well stirred up with salt, and black pepper ground to a fine powder;
it well and apply to the eye with a feather. Also rub above the
the hollow,) with the salve. Wash freely with cold spring water.
FOR A BRUISED EYE.
Take rabbit's fat, and use as above directed. Bathe freely with
spring water. I have cured many bloodshot eyes with this simple
POLL-EVIL OR FISTULA.
Take of Spanish flies 1 oz., gum euphorbium 3 drachms, tartar
oz., rosin 3 oz.; mix and pulverize, and then mix them with a
half lb. of
lard. Anoint every three days for three weeks; grease the parts
with lard every four days. Wash with soap and water before using
salve. In poll-evil, if open, pulverize black bottle glass, put
as much in
each ear as will lay on a dime. The above is recommended in outside
callous, such as spavin, ringbone, curbs, windgalls, etc. etc.
FOR THE FERSEY.
Take 1 quart of sassafras root bark, 1 quart burdock root, spice
broke fine, 1 pint rattle weed root. Boil in 1-1/2 gallons of
bran; when cool give it to the horse once a day for 3 or 4 days.
bleed him in the neck and give him the horse powder as directed.
extreme cases, I also rowel in the breast and hind legs, to extract
corruption and remove the swelling. This is also an efficient
blood diseases, etc., etc.
TO MAKE THE HAIR GROW ON MAN OR BEAST.
Take milk of sulphur 1/2 drachm, sugar of lead 1/2 drachm, rose
gill, mix and bathe well twice a day for ten days.
CHOLERA OR DIARRHEA TINCTURE.
1 oz. of laudanum, 1 oz. of spirits of camphor, 1 oz. spirits
1/2 oz. essence of peppermint, 20 drops of chloroform; put all
bottle, shake well, and take 1/2 teaspoonful in cold water once
twelve and twenty-four hours, according to the nature of the case.
CURE FOR THE HEAVES.
Give 30 grains of tartar emetic every week until cured.
PROCESS OF CAUSING A HORSE TO LAY DOWN.
Approach him gently upon the left side, fasten a strap around
the ancle of
his fore-foot; then raise the foot gently, so as to bring the
the breast and the foot against the belly. The leg being in this
fasten the strap around his arm, which will effectually prevent
putting that foot to the ground again. Then fasten a strap around
opposite leg, and bring it over his shoulder, on the left side,
you can catch hold of it; then push these gently, and when he
fall, pull the strap, which will bring him on his knees.
Now commence patting him under the belly; by continuing your
strokes upon the belly, you will, in a few minutes, bring him
to his knees
behind. Continue the process, and he will lie entirely down, and
himself wholly to your treatment. By thus proceeding gently, you
handle his feet and legs in any way you choose.
However wild and fractious a horse may be naturally, after practicing
process a few times, you will find him perfectly gentle and submissive,
and even disposed to follow you anywhere, and unwilling to leave
Unless the horse be wild, the first treatment will be all sufficient;
should he be too fractious to be approached in a manner necessary
perform the first named operation, this you will find effectual,
may then train your horse to harness or anything else with the
In breaking horses for harness, after giving the powders, put
on gently, without startling him, and pat him gently, then fasten
chain_ to a log, which he will draw for an indefinite length of
you find him sufficiently gentle, place him to a wagon or other
NOTE.--Be _extremely_ careful in catching a horse, not to affright
After he is caught, and the powders given, rub him gently on the
neck, back and legs, and on each side of the eyes, the way the
but be very careful not to whip, for a young horse is equally
with yourself, and this pernicious practice has ruined many fine
valuable horses. When you are riding a colt (or even an old horse),
whip him if he scares, but draw the bridle, so that his eye may
the object which has affrighted him, and pat him upon the neck
approach it; by this means you will pacify him, and render him
to start in future.
MEANS OF LEARNING A HORSE TO PACE.
Buckle a four pound weight around the ancles of his hind legs,
preferable) ride your horse briskly with those weights upon his
the same time, twitching each rein of the bridle alternately,
means you will immediately throw him into a pace. After you have
him in this way to some extent, change your leaded weights for
lighter; leather padding, or something equal to it, will answer
purpose; let him wear these light weights until he is perfectly
This process will make a smooth and easy pacer of any horse.
The rider should, in the first place, let the horse know that
he is not
afraid of him. Before mounting a horse, take the rein into the
draw it tightly, put the left foot in the stirrup, and raise quickly.
you are seated press your knees to the saddle, let your leg, from
knee, stand out; turn your toe in and heel out; sit upright in
saddle, throw your weight forward--one third of it in the stirrups--and
hold your rein tight. Should your horse scare, you are braced
saddle and he cannot throw you.
INDICATION OF A HORSE'S DISPOSITION.
A long, thin neck indicates a good disposition, contrariwise,
if it be
short and thick. A broad forehead, high between the ears, indicates
_Cure for the Founder._--Let 1-1/2 gallons of blood from the
make frequent applications of hot water to his forelegs; after
bathe them in wet cloths, then give one quart Linseed Oil. The
be ready for service the next day.
_Botts._--Mix one pint honey with one quart sweet milk, give
as a drench,
one hour after, dissolve 1 oz. pulverized Coperas in a pint of
likewise, then give one quart of Linseed Oil. Cure effectual.
_Colic._--After bleeding copiously in the mouth, take a half
pound of raw
cotton, wrap it around a coal of fire in such a way as to exclude
when it begins to smoke, hold it under the horse's nose until
easy. Cure certain in ten minutes.
_Distemper._--Take 1-1/2 gallons blood from the neck vein, then
dose of Sassafras Oil, 1-1/2 ounces is sufficient. Cure speedy
_Fistula._--When it makes its appearance, rowel both sides of
shoulder; if it should break, take one ounce of verdigris, 1 ounce
rosin, 1 ounce copperas, pulverize and mix together. Use it as
RECEIPT FOR BONE SPAVIN OR RING-BONE.
Take a table-spoonful of corrosive sublimate; quicksilver about
of a bean; 3 or 4 drops of muriatic acid; iodine about the size
of a pea,
and lard enough to form a paste; grind the iodine and sublimate
flour, and put altogether in a cup, mix well, then shear the hair
the size you want; wash clean with soap-suds, rub dry, then apply
medicine. Let it stay on five days; if it does not take effect,
off, mix it over with a little more lard, and add some fresh medicine.
When the lump comes out, wash it clean in soap-suds, then apply
of cow dung, leave it on twelve hours, then apply healing medicine.
One quart of water, three pounds of sugar, one teaspoonful of
one table-spoonful of flour, with the white of four eggs, well
Mix the above well together, then divide the syrup, and add four
carbonic soda in one-half, and three ounces of tartaric acid in
half; then bottle for use.
One ounce Sarsaparilla, two pounds brown sugar, ten drops wintergreen,
half pint of water.