The horse may be destroyed by blows upon the head, by the bullet, or by chloroform.
1. by blows.– Having blindfolded the horse, the operator, armed with a heavy axe or hammer, should stand upon the side and to the front of the anumal, directing his blow to a point in the middle of a line drawn across the forehead from the dentere of the pit above the eye. See Fig. 2.
One vigorous and well-directed blow will fell the animal, but the blow should be repeated to make destruction sure.