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The Percheron horse, by Charles du Hays (1818 - 1898)
The little volume which is now presented to the notice of the lovers of the horse in America is a translation of the work of a distinguished French author, who, holding a high position of trust, made this as a report to the Government. His views in some respects may be regarded as extreme, but on the whole they are characterized by strong common sense and are supported by a practical familiarity with all the phases of his subject which should give them weight.

The Percheron horse no doubt stands first among the draft breeds of the world. His value has been thoroughly tested in this country, and the fact is established beyond a cavil that with careful breeding, and probably an occasional renewal by the importation of fresh blood, the Percheron maintains his superior characteristics, and impresses them upon his descendants of only one-quarter or one-eighth blood to a very marked degree. The value of fast trotters, their encouragement by Agricultural Societies, and the enormous prices which have been paid for animals valuable simply for their speed as trotters, has no doubt had a tendency to direct the aims of horse breeders in a wrong direction. The result is, from whatever cause it comes, that the true horse-of-all-work has been neglected. The Percheron, combining as he does a certain attractiveness[Pg 6] of style, very free action, considerable speed united to power, with astonishing strength for his weight, and the greatest kindness and docility, seems to offer to American horse breeders an exceedingly useful animal, either to be maintained distinct, or used for improving our stock of both light and heavy draft-horses by crossings. The value of this work, however, does not consist in its recommendation of this breed, or demonstration of its value in France, but its bold discussions of the principles of breeding as applied to the improvement of the Percherons, and equally applicable to that of other draft breeds, will doubtless commend themselves to the careful consideration of breeders.

Interest in the Percherons has increased greatly of late. Several notable importations have been made, and excellent representatives of this noble breed are to be found in the Eastern, Western, and Middle States. The engravings which embellish this volume are portraits of animals owned by Mr. W. T. Walters of Baltimore, Md., through whose interest in this subject the Publishers were induced to issue this translation of M. Huÿs work. (Summary by )
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Hi Lynnet,

May I claim section 17?

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StaceyM2022 wrote: October 30th, 2023, 9:03 am Hi Lynnet,

May I claim section 17?

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Of course!
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Great, thanks!
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Hi Lynnet,
I was wondering if I can be the PL for this story

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cassieszoo11 wrote: November 4th, 2023, 8:34 pm Hi Lynnet,
I was wondering if I can be the PL for this story

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I can DPL. Did you want to wait for her?
I'll be away April 16-22.
Voy a estar fuera el 16-22 de abril.

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vviera wrote: November 9th, 2023, 3:01 pm I can DPL. Did you want to wait for her?
I don’t think so, so thank you!
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Lynnet wrote: November 9th, 2023, 6:17 pm
vviera wrote: November 9th, 2023, 3:01 pm I can DPL. Did you want to wait for her?
I don’t think so, so thank you!
You're welcome. I know just about zip about horses, so this should be interesting.
I'll be away April 16-22.
Voy a estar fuera el 16-22 de abril.

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vviera wrote: November 9th, 2023, 6:19 pm
Lynnet wrote: November 9th, 2023, 6:17 pm
vviera wrote: November 9th, 2023, 3:01 pm I can DPL. Did you want to wait for her?
I don’t think so, so thank you!
You're welcome. I know just about zip about horses, so this should be interesting.
:lol: That’s still more than me :wink:
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Lynnet wrote: November 9th, 2023, 6:23 pm :lol: That’s still more than me :wink:
:lol: :lol:
I'll be away April 16-22.
Voy a estar fuera el 16-22 de abril.

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Lynnet wrote: November 5th, 2023, 6:01 am
cassieszoo11 wrote: November 4th, 2023, 8:34 pm Hi Lynnet,
I was wondering if I can be the PL for this story

Greetings, Cassidy
We always need DPLs!
However, taking on a whole book is quite an undertaking and it isn’t for everyone. I would suggest trying one section before committing.

Please be sure to read Prooflistening 101.

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I will do that thank you
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May I please have section 1?
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Can I read section 4?
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Yes to both of you!
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