THE IM­PACT OF CHANGE IN SE­LEC­TIVE CON­DI­TIONS

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The his­tor­i­cal pho­tos pre­sented in this ar­ti­cle epit­o­mize the Thor­ough­bred not as it is to­day (es­pe­cially in Amer­ica), but as it was orig­i­nally. The por­traits of Eclipse, Matchem and es­pe­cially Herod in­stantly iden­tify them as Thor­ough­breds---they could be­long to no other breed. Here we find the nar­row but ex­traor­di­nar­ily deep, keel-shaped chest, the long “slash­ing” shoul­ders and high, knife­like withers that help so fun­da­men­tally to give a horse the kind

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