The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from On Horsemanship by Xenophon:|
give the least trouble and the greatest security to his rider in the
circumstances of war; while, conversely, a beast who either out of
sluggishness needs much driving, or from excess of mettle much coaxing
and manouvring, will give his rider work enough to occupy both his
hands and a sinking of the heart when dangers thicken.
 Al. "thoroughly."
We will now suppose the purchaser has found a horse which he
admires; the purchase is effected, and he has brought him home--how
is he to be housed? It is best that the stable should be placed in a
quarter of the establishment where the master will see the horse as