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ALL RICWTS RESERVED. e FARM, FIELD AND GARDEN, By B O A Z ♦ HORSES IN WINTER. A winter's run at pasture is, as a rule, much more beneficial to the tired or worn horse than a summer's run. Nineteen out of twenty of the ailments horses suffer from, that need rest, are affairs of the limbs, and repairs can only. be effectually carried out by giving total rest. The cold, soft ground is most soothing and healing to the fevered feet or strained muscles and sinews in winter time, but the same may not be said of the run out on the hard uplands or sun- baked meadows in summer. Another great drawback is, that at the latter season the fly is a most. anroying plague, and with the poor apology of tails that fashion has left for our horses to defend themselves with now, it is positive cruelty to expose them in the fields. Then again the almost continual gal- loping about on hard fields, as nags always will gallop, no matter how hot the weather may be, must, and does, rattle and jar the feet and legs to a very injurious extent. Wherefore, if you have a nag or cart horse- either for that matter—that you wish to give a thorough rest to, and run at grass, now is the timo to give this liberty, as the soft ground will relieve the limb infirmities, while the herbage will act most beneficially to the digestive organs. The shoes should be removed when the horse is turned away for a winter's run, for the following TeaSons:-First. because their removal gives the hoof and other parts of the foot more freedom, hence more rest. Secondly, it admits of the sole of the foot coming into immediate contact with the cool earth. This is a great advantage where the laminae is ailing. Thirdly, the removal of the iron from the feet saves many an accident or injury.