December 27, 1880

The following journal entry describes how to treat a balky horse – one who will just stop dead in his tracks and not move.

Dec 27th 1880   Pill for Baulky horse   Make a pill of Opium (gum)   first put the harness on so as to be agreeable to the horse   make the pill size of hazelnut according to size & temperament of horse   dampen with water & knead using a little flour to keep from sticking to the fingers   half hour after taking the pill put him to work with a quiet horse load light at first

                                                               Taken from Nyson of                                                                                                             December 22 1880

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