National Geographic : 1923 Nov
534 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Itmaybere S • marked that gaited <* saddle horses have re E tained their popular Sity in America wher ever riders know how w to ride them, for the 0 o changes of gaits are oN all made by the horse upon signal or indi o cation from the rider. d PMany fine saddlers Shave been condemned o by purchasers because they had no knowl edge of riding a five EP gaited horse. It was Sr'the Virginia horse that formed the basis " of the stock of Ken . tucky, Tennessee, and " 'a other Southern States. O °,, PENNSYLVANIA DE S.z VELOPED TIIE BIG U2. DRAFT HORSE The horse industry p° of Maryland followed S~ closely upon that of < Virginia and other aE Southern colonies, . S but in Pennsylvania o H there was a complete o~ change of system upon the coming of William Penn to as sume direction of the ~'x grant which had been o conferred upon him ., by Charles II. o Beginning in 1676, t all horses running at e large were required S, to be branded, and . within a few years it o was enacted that no S stallions under 13 hands should be al lowed on the ranges. This law was revised in 1724 and the size 2 increased to 14 hands, all horses found on w the public range be Co. low that height being S altered.