But if he faces in the opposite direction to the horse and sits by the shoulder out of reach of his leg when he cleans him, and rubs him down so, then he will come to no harm, and can also attend to the horse's frog by lifting up the hoof.1 Let him do exactly the same in cleaning the hind-legs.
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1 On the vase referred to in the Introduction (p. 34) the groom examining his frog is crouching under the horse and facing the same way.
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