NECK OF A HORSE, should be lean, and but little flesh upon it; and to be well shaped, it should, at its going from the withers, rise with a slope upwards, diminishing by degrees toward the head.
In mares, it is a good quality to have their necks somewhat gross, and charged with flesh, because their necks are generally too fine and slender.
Deer-necks, or cock-throppled, are those in which the flesh that should be next the mane is set quite below and next the throat, which renders the neck ill-shaped and ugly. A well-shaped neck contributes very much to the making him light or heavy of the hand, according as it is fine or coarse.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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