suited to the requirements of the brougham or carriage horse of any strain produced in America. Unfortunately, this blood is _almost extinct, but there is no reason why it can not be revived in the course of time.
What one might term the "fancy carriage horse" is a comparatively new type in this country. Those we have are for the most part mere freaks, and bred on no particular lines.
There is nothing like blood, and there is no blood like that, of the English thoroughbred, because of its long establishment. It is a curious fact that as early as the fourteenth century Henry VIII issued an edict prohibiting his subjects from using any stal
lion under fourteen hands high for breeding purposes,
and vet many would have us think that all the good qualities of the English thoroughbred came from the horses of Eastern countries. It is quite certain that racing existed in England more than fifty years before the importation of any Arab, Barb, or Turkish blood.
-Now a trottiu;• thoroughbred was the progenitor of our American trotter, and careful selection has established the present breed.
The heavyweight thoroughbred hunter has been produced in the same manner, as has also the thoroughbred polo pony, two extreme types. We find