These roots are given to horses during the winter and spring months. In the early spring, when horses are working hard, they relish either of these roots, and many fickle feeders are benefited by their addition to the food rations.

Where cooked food is employed the addition of a few well-boiled swede turnips sweetens the whole, and many over-worked farm-horses in spring will readily eat food so prepared when they will not look at corn.

All roots should be well cleaned, and no unsound ones should be given.