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Carrot help!

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Wolfiefan Mon 01-Feb-16 23:47:52

Please excuse the stupid question. I don't own a horse but help a family member who has one.
I've found out tonight that another horse at the stable I'm really fond of is being PTS very soon. The owner has said I'm welcome to visit and feed as many carrots as I like. sad
It's really daft but I never feed the horses. Do I cut up the carrot? If so then how?
I'm going to really miss that boy.

Wolfiefan Tue 02-Feb-16 07:20:23

Hopeful bump for the morning crowd.

MrsCaecilius Tue 02-Feb-16 10:16:19

How sad. A carrot will definitely go down well.

Simply place the whole carrot on your flat palm, keeping your thumbs tucked in next to your fingers, and offer it to the horse. He will use his rubbery lips to take it off your hand and munch with delight.

I'm sure he will appreciate the fuss.

ValiantMouse Tue 02-Feb-16 14:17:18

If you are cutting the carrot up, do it length ways, not into disks. Horses can choke on the disks.

IsItTimeForGinYet Tue 02-Feb-16 16:46:20

How kind of you. Yes cut lengthways, longer and thinner better for them. And watch your fingers.

Wolfiefan Tue 02-Feb-16 20:27:48

Thank you. I bought some special sweet Tesco finest carrots! I sliced lengthways and managed to see his owner before I went out to check it was ok.
He was um very happy! He almost sat on me and climbed in the bag I had them in to grab a few more little slices.
It was a sad goodbye but lovely to treat him and give him a good scratch. My lasting memory will be the way he walked straight across the field to me.
Hoping he goes peacefully tomorrow.
Not even my horse!!!!!!

ValiantMouse Tue 02-Feb-16 20:50:18

99% of horses are dead before they hit the ground. They don't know anything about it- it's just an injection then nothing. I hope you get some comfort from that.

Anotherusernamechange Tue 02-Feb-16 21:17:52

Agreed with what Valiant said. The horse will have a sedative injection so he is sleepy before the injection to stop the heart. It's very humane

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