No roots are so much esteemed for horses as carrots. They are too expensive to form part of the general rations for large studs, but for individual horses, with deficient appetites, and for hunters and other horses doing very severe work, or passing through an attack of sickness, they are most valuable.

Most horses are very fond of them, and many fickle feeders and invalids will eat carrots with relish after refusing their ordinary food.

They should be thoroughly sound and well cleaned before being given.