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THE THREE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF MY THEBORY Founded on the Leading Characteristics of the Horse. FiRsr.-That he is so constituted by nature that he will not ofr resistance to any demand made of him which he fully com- prehends, if made in a way consistent with the laws of his na- ture. SWOND.-That he has no consciousness of his-strength beyond his experience, and can be handled according to our will, without force. TaIRD --Thattwe can, in compliance with the laws of his nature by which he examines alt things new to him, take any object, however ftighttgi, around over or on him, that does not indict pain, without'causing him lo fear. To take these assertions in order, I will first give you some of the reasons why I think he is naturally obedient, and will not offer resistance to. anything fully comprehended. The horse, though possessed of some faculties superior to man's being deficient in reasoning powers, has no knowledge of right or wrong, of free will and independent government, and knows not of any imposition practiced upon him, however unreason- able these impositions may be. Gon quently, he cannot come to any decision what he should or should not do, because he has not the reasoning faculties of man to argue the justice of the thing demanded of him. If he had, taking into consideration his superior strength, he would be useless to man as a servant. Give him mind in proportion to his strength, and he will de- mand of us the green fields for an inheritance, where he will roam at leisure, denying the right of servitude at all. God has wisely fornmed his nature so that it can be operated upon by the knowledge of man according to the dictates of his will, and he might well be termed an unconscious, submissive servant. This truth we can see verified in every day's experience by the abuses practiced upon him. Any one who chooses to be so cruel, can mount the noble steed and run him 'till he drops with fatigue, or, as is often the case with more spirited, fall dead with the rider. If he had the power to reason, would he not vault and pitch his rider, rather than suffer him to run him to death Or would he condescend to carry at all the vain imposter, who, with but equal intellect, was trying to impose on his equal rights and equally independent spirit But hap-