GALLOWAY. A hardy species of horse, not exceeding fourteen hands high: so called as coming originally from Galloway in Scotland. Dr. Anderson thus describes the galloway: " There was once a breed of small elegant horses in Scotland, similar to those of Ireland and Sweden, and which were known by the name of Galloways; the best of which reached the height of fourteen hands and a half. One of this description I possessed, it having been bought for my use when a boy. In point of elegance of shape it was a perfect picture; in disposition, gentle and compliant. It moved almost with a wish, and never tired. I rode this little creature for twenty five years, and twice in that time I rode it one hundred and fifty miles at a stretch, without stopping, except to bait, and that not for above an hour at a time. It came in at the last stage with as much ease and alacrity as it travelled the first. I could have undertaken to have performed on this beast, when it was in its prime, sixty miles a day for a twelvemonth, running without any extraordinary exertion."
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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