With light eaters mix carrots, bread, green forage, etc., with the oats, but in small quantities. A piece of salt in the feed box is often useful in creating an appetite.
When a horse, as is often the case, needs cooling (the counteracting of the heating caused by grain) he should be given two handfuls of sulphate of soda in a mash three or four days in succession. The mash is placed in the feed box after the evening feed and left there all night.
If a horse is a large eater and fills his belly with the bedding put on a muzzle after he has finished his feed.
A horse must be left absolutely quiet when eating; the evening feed should be the largest.