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[2] But a well-secured stall is not only good for preventing theft of the fodder but also because one can see when the horse does not spill his food.1 And on noticing this one may be sure that either his body is overfull of blood and needs treatment or the horse is overworked and wants rest, or that laminitis2 or some other ailment is coming on. It is the same with horses as with men: all distempers in the early stage are more easily cured than when they have become chronic and have been wrongly treated.

1 In healthy excitement. See J. K. Anderson, in J.H.S. 80.1-2.

2 So J. K. Anderson, Ancient Greek Horsemanship, pp. 162, 207, not, as was once believed, colic.

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