Horses To Grass
IN an Irish paper was an advertisement for horses to stand at livery, on
the following terms:--
Long-tailed horses, at 3s. 6d. per week.
Short-tailed horses at 3s. per week.
On inquiry into the cause of the difference, it was answered, that the
horses with long tails could brush the flies off their backs while
eating, whereas the short-tailed horses were obliged to take their heads
from the manger.