occasional examples of high action in the thoroughbred, and they are quite frequent in the trotter.
Let such horses as these be selected as sires for our carriage horses. The more they vary in type the better, provided the proper mares can be found to breed to them.
The author is thoroughly convinced that an intelligent commingling of the blood of the thoroughbred with that of the American trotter will enable us to supply all the types necessary for heavy harness purposes, and this combination will retain that muchto-be-desired element, quality.
The English hackney is by no means to be despised, but it is probable that the combination just mentioned will produce a horse even better adapted to our uses.
We have benefited enormously by the English thoroughbred, let us try to show our cousins across the sea that we have not hidden our talent in the ground, but have produced an animal superior to the hackney in its own sphere of usefulness.
It is doubtful if' we can at present equal the superb exhibition which a high-class hackney makes when shown to hand. The coarseness about the throat and shortness of the neck, which to a great extent prevail in the breed, do not show as much in