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We do not think it necessary to give directions1 for breaking a colt. For in our states the cavalry are recruited from those who have ample means and take a considerable part in the government. And it is far better for a young man to get himself into condition and when he understands the art of horsemanship to practise riding than to be a horse-breaker; and an older man had far better devote himself to his estate and his friends and affairs of state and of war than spend his time in horse-breaking.

1 Or, perhaps, “to give many directions.” Something is lost in the MSS., in which the μὴ (added by Courier) does not appear.

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