no foot, no horse

no foot, no horse
In North America as no hoof, no horse.

1751 J. BRIDGES (title) No Foot, No Horse. An essay on the anatomy of the foot of..a horse.

1893 A. T. FISHER The Farrier or ‘No Foot, No Horse’ 2 ‘No foot, no horse’ exactly expresses that which I desire to impress on the reader in the following pages. Without the full and perfect use of its feet, the horse is useless.

1999 G. WILLIAMS & M. DEACON No Foot, No Horse 139 Shoeing will no longer be regarded as a necessary evil but vital for performance and soundness—and the expression ‘no foot, no horse’ will be a thing of the past.

2001 R. FREEMAN http://www.horseshoes.com (web site) It was while hanging around the barns with a friend who trained horses that I quickly gained an appreciation for the old adage, ‘no hoof, no horse’.

2007 Times2 27 Apr. The great fascination of extreme old age will..be..how do you behave when you reach your destination?.. in the manner of old-fashioned trench warfare, with a mixture of chiropody and raw courage. No foot, no horse, says the old stables maxim, and it goes for humans too.


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