The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from On Horsemanship by Xenophon:|
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
often as possible. It is a good thing also to have his stall so
arranged that there will be as little risk of the horse's food being
stolen from the manger, as of the master's from his larder or store-
closet. To neglect a detail of this kind is surely to neglect oneself;
since in the hour of danger, it is certain, the owner has to consign
himself, life and limb, to the safe keeping of his horse.
 Lit. "To proceed: when you have bought a horse which you admire
and have brought him home."
 i.e. "where he will be brought as frequently as possible under the