The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 3, 1965 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 3, 1965
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Children get a big thrill out of horseback riding. Here a beginner class of children are learning how to ride under the supervision of a qualified trainer. Picture of "health" Combines Terramycin with important vitamins to give calves today's best protection against scours and pneumonia Scours and pneumonia are like Mrs. Murphy's That keeps working hours longer for assurance chowder. You've got a good idea of what's in of mopping up all the infection. There's only one farm drug that does all that: the pot... but you never know what surprises are in store. One case of scours has one mixture of germs; the next can be totally different. Same with pneumonia. Worse yet, scientists know the diseases are connected. Scours often triggers pneumonia. And either can result from infections anywhere in the body. You need % treatment that fights the broadest possible number of germs. That works in the gut against scours. That is absorbed by the blood to fight.pneumonia and other diseases throughout the body. Pfizer Terramycin. And we've put it up in a handy form tailor- made for saving calves—Pfizer Terramycin® A/D Scours Tablets. Each tablet has the right amount of Terra- mycin to do the 62,500 units of vitamin A, 6,250 units of vitamin D and 100 mg. of nia- cinamide to help meet the increased nutritional needs of ailing calves. One tablet a day for the first three days helps keep scours and pneumonia away. You pay just pennies. You get peace 01 mind and save more calves. Fail enough? Science for the world's wetl-btiittf* Agricultural Division Chas. Pfizer & Co., Inc. New York, N. Y. 10017 Pfizer TERRAMYCIN SCOURS TABLETS tions, shoes, saddles, labor, housing and a prorated cost for your land and taxes. But with careful planning and a price of $50 or so per hnonth you can come out with a good return per horse in your care. To be a good horseman you should first of all love horses and then take the time and effort to learn all you can about their care, breeding, training and feeding. Knowing the fine art of riding and what to look for when you buy your horses shouldn't be taken lightly either. Knowing how to teach what you know about riding is something that takes study and practice too. This is especially important when you consider that children represent a large percentage of the riding population. Most horse experts feel that a boy or girl who has reached his eighth birthday is old enough to learn to ride well. Sometimes, though, a six-year-old who is usually "not afraid of anything" can get behind the reins and do well. On the other hand, some oldsters need more riding assistance than the youngsters . . . and there are 55 million Americans over the age of 12 who have occasion to ride horseback at least once per year. By 1976, according to a study made by Laurence Rockefeller, this figure will climb to 82 million. Most of them could benefit by having basic instructions in riding. Buying Your Horses The old saying "you can take it from the horse's mouth" is still a practical guide to go by. The wise buyer not only looks at the horse's mouth and general appearance, but at his personality traits. If you are inexperienced, here are a few guides that may be of help: 1. Select a horse you can manage according to- your ability and experience. If the horse is to be ridden by others of less experience, consider this too. 2. Choose a horse that fits your size. If it is going to be ridden by children, get one that can be easily mounted by them. 3. Take your time . . . look at many . . . and ask to see them perform and ride it yourself. 4. Check for disposition. In addition to how he performs while you are inspecting him, you can get a fairly accurate indication to a good disposition if he has a wide, full forehead, well-carried ears and large prominent eyes. 5. Buy from a person or concern you can trust. 6. Check the horse's relatives for quality and performance. This may be a guide to the potential of the one you are thinking about buying. About Housing After you get your horses home, be sure adequate housing facilities are available. If you are offering riding lessons or even providing boarding facilities, you should have an area where indoor riding can be done at least to some extent. Horses have to have exercise even in cold weather. Box stalls should be about 12 x 12 feet and you'll need a tack room and a feed room. Several commercial building companies, as well as agricultural colleges can provide plans.

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