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The Mule Breeding, Training and Uses by Harvey Riley 1867

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The Mule

A Treatise on the Breeding ,Training and Used to which he may be put

by 

Harvey Riley

This book was clearly written by a man who had a compassion for the mule. Written in in 1867 when mules where used in large numbers by the army and government he was obviously an advocate for their care and training.

In this book the author covers best methods of breaking, value of kind treatment, injuries caused by working too young, what mules can endure, color and peculiar habits, Mexican mules and packing, spotted mules, mule breeding and raising, how colts should be handled, physical constitution, ancient history of mules, 14 portraits of celebrated mules (engravings), diseases common to mules and how they should be treated, and more.

Stiff paper cover, book in very good condition, clean and unmarked, printed in 1867 Dick & Fitzgerald Publishers, no reprint dates, 107 pages