RAKING (in Farriery). Introducing the hand, oiled, into the rectum of a horse, and removing any hard fa;ces that may have accumulated, and resist the action of medicine. It is, however, never to be practised until all other methods of loosening the bowels have been carefully and fully tried.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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