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Said that her goal in composing the novel was to "induce friendliness, liking, and an insightful handling of horses" - an impact she ascribed to an article on pets previously written by Horace Bushnell (1802-1876) titled "Essay on Animals. 2. Their congenial presentation of the distress of farm livestock gave rise to an enormous worry about the protection of livestock and is said to have contributed significantly to the elimination of the gruesome practices of using check purity (or "Bearing Rein", a belt used to hold up the head of a horse in Victorian England, trendy but hurtful and harmful to a horse's neck).
Black Beauty also mentioned the use of blinders in equine eyes and concluded that this use is likely to lead to an accident at nights as it affects a horse's capacity to "see much better in the darkness than men". "The book discusses the terms and circumstances among London horse taxi riders, as well as the difficulties they face financially as a result of high licensing charges and low statutory tariffs.
There is a note in some issues that shortly after the book was released the distinction between 6-day taxi licenses (not tradable on Sundays) and 7-day taxi licenses (tradable on Sundays) was removed and the taxikab license charge was greatly decreased. Darky (Black Beauty)/Black Oyster/Jack/Blackie/Old Crony - The storyteller, a beautiful black horse.
It begins its careers as a coach horse for affluent humans, but when it "breaks" its legs (i.e. after a severe crash developing cartilage on the front of its wrists (carpal joints)), it is no longer representative enough and is used much more harshly. Herzogin (nicknamed "Pet") - Beauty's and Rob Roy's mom, who encouraged Beauty to be good from childhood.
Roy Rob - Another black horse from Beauty's native ranch murdered in a hunt (along with his horseman, Gordon's only son). Later, one learns that he was the half-brother of Beauty, an older duchess boy. Liszie - A jumpy, edgy mare who Lady Anne is riding one morning and is scared of until Black Beauty comes to her rescue with his horseman.
Ingwer - A Beauty's Beauty in Birtwick Park escort, she is called after her maroon color and her custom of chewing, so often the seasoning is described as herbs. Because of his dreamy education, he is a more aggresive horse. For the last part Beauty and Glinger met as collapsed taxi drivers in London, and later a carriage with a deceased horse (which Beauty thinks is Glinger) passed Beauty.
Marrylegs - A brief, spotted, gray, good-looking fringe that is courteous to both human and horse. The young girls ride him in Birtwick Park and send him to a priest who never promised to give him up. Oliver - An older horse whose dick was attached, to his great anger and anxiety.
The Rory is a professional horse that is usually mated with Black Beauty. Was a charcoal truck horse after he was struck in the breast by a car driving on the wrong side of the street. The Peggy is a rented horse that cannot run very quickly because of its shorter leg. Running at a strange jumping speed between trotting and galloping, she is supposed to keep up with other stallions at a quick walk.
If she is mated with a quicker horse to draw a coach, she is often flogged because she cannot keep up. Sells to two women who wanted a sure horse. Untitled young horse - coupled with Beauty after Peggy has left. Skipper - A former military horse that experienced terrible events during the Crimean War, although it was well cared for and did not suffer severe injuries.
where he works with Black Beauty. Following a piercing episode of injuries to a coachman's shoulders caused by a colliding with a car whose chauffeur was intoxicated, Jerry lets him shoot instead of sending him as a chariot horse. Hot trace - A five-year-old horse purchased to substitute for Captain.
When Jerry left London, he sold it to grant. Fair - A quiet, serene horse that Beauty will meet at Birtwick Park in London in June 2006 for 33,000 pounds. Farmers Grey - Beauty's first owners, a good friendly man who educates him well. Gotta be selling Beauty and Ginger when he gets out of the state because of his wife's sickness.
Mr. John Manly - Black Beauty's bridegroom at Squire Gordon's. After little Joe gives Beauty a bucket of cool drinking soda and then thinks that Beauty doesn't need a rug, Beauty gets seriously ill after a long, strenuous canter. The Earl of W - buys Beauty and Ginger from Squire Gordon.
Wife of Lord W. demands that Beauty and Ginger carry camp reigns to keep their minds high. As York tries to obey Lady W's order, Ginger beats out and kicks everything around him. He' s friendly to the horse, but afraid to talk for it.
Ruben Smith - A first class rider who can handle both a horse and a blacksmith as he spent two years with a vet and was a stable boy in an inns. Bringing Colonel Blantyre into the city, Reuben gets intoxicated at the White Lion and drives Beauty back to Earlshall Park.
Beauty's shoes come to light through a detached pin in Beauty's shoes that Reuben was too hammered to take in. Then Reuben lets Beauty galop over hot rocks that hurt Beauty's foot and make him trip. While Beauty is thrown away by Beauty and died of the collision, Reuben kneels and scratches.
Champion of the rental stable - buys Beauty and lets it to Bath folks who want to hire a horse. A few of the folks who hire Beauty are good riders, most aren't. Mister Barry - buys beauty from the rental barns after his boyfriend has rented Beauty several occasions as his physician told him to do more horse training.
Trying to handle a horse well, he employs two poor bridegrooms (a burglar and a swindler) because he has no idea about horsekeeping. Resolves to market Beauty at a horse show. Jeremiah (Jerry) Barker - A friendly proprietor and faithful man who uses Beauty and Captain as taxi horse.
When the captain gets hurt, he purchases Hotspur to take his place. Rejects working on Sunday or forcing his horse to go beyond a "jogging trot" through London for clients with bad timing. On a New Year's Eve, Jerry is left to wait under snowstorm weather by ruthless young men who remained too long to play tickets, contract chestitis and almost die.
And Jerry accepts a position with Mrs Fowler as a driver. Wife of Jerry. Harry Barker, son of Jerry. Helping his dad take care of the ponies. Barker, daughter of Jerry. If Jerry's sick, he turns off Hotspur and gives Jerry half the cash he makes.
Maize trader / Steven bakery - Uses Beauty as a workhorse. It works fair, but the bad light in Beauty's barn makes Beauty almost blindfold. Supervisor - Has overburdened Beauty so fewer trips are needed to supply goods. Does not like to overload Beauty, but cannot compete against the polisher.
Let Beauty work with the reins up until a woman shows him that Beauty would find it simpler to draw the car without the reins. Mr. Nicholas Skinner - A reckless taxi horse owners who demands a high charge for hiring taxi horse. Consequently, the only way the riders who hire his horse can make a living is by overburdening the horse, usually by flogging the horse to set it in motion even in the event of fatigue.
If Beauty breaks down due to revision, Skinner is planning to have Beauty sent to a cracker, but a blacksmith persuades him to take a break and run Beauty at a horse show. He used to hire Seedy Sam's horse from him. Willey - grandson of farmer Thoroughgood, who wants to help Black Beauty when he comes on the shelves with his grandpa.
Farmers Thoroughgood - A friendly farmer who takes care of Black Beauty when he is weaker. Beauty's last home, where he spent the remainder of his day very well cared for. Recognises Beauty as the horse that once belonged to the lord of the manor Gordon. This book has been adopted several times in films and TV, among them:
The Beautiful Joe was an 1893 bestseller about a black beauty directly affected by Black Beauty, who took a similar road to glory by becoming aware of animal atrocity. Descriptioned in the intro as "Sequel to Black Beauty", it recounts the history of the good and evil treatments of livestock and wildlife, especially song birds, in the Midwest of America.
Moorland Mousie (1929), one of the most beloved kids' bangs of the period, by Golden Gorse (Muriel Wace), is strongly inspired by Black Beauty. Briggs Phyllis composed a continuation named Son of Black Beauty which was released in 1950. Pullein Thompson nurses have written several tales about Black Beauty's family.
You are " Black Ebony " (1975; by Josephine), " Black Velvet " (1975; by Christine), " Black Princess " (1975; by Diana), " Black Nightshade " (1978; by Josephine), " Black Romany " (1978; by Diana), " Blossom " (1978; by Christine), " Black Piper " (1982; by Diana), " Black Raven " (1982; by Josephine) and " Black Pavenerione " (1982; by Christine). Josephine's book Black Swift (1991) is not about a Black Beauty relation.
It was Spike Milligan who parodied the novel Black Beauty According to Spike Milligan (1996). "It' Black Beauty." Hop up, Black Beauty at Broughton Hall, North Yorkshire. The Black Beauty in the Internet Archive (scanned book originals colour illustrated). Penguin Readers Fact Sheet.