Carrying is an activity in which one moves or transports another person or object from one place to another. This type of movement is characterized by having some degree of physical contact between the person doing the carrying and the person or object being carried. One might carry the groceries inside, holding onto the bags and transporting them from the car to the kitchen counter, or one might carry their baby while hiking, physically holding the child for the duration of the journey or using a device such as a baby carrier attached to the body to aid in the transportation of the baby.
A carry-on bag is any piece of luggage that can be brought on to an airplane with the passenger instead of in the cargo. Most airlines allow passengers one carry-on bag to store in the overhead bin, as well as a personal item such as a smaller purse, computer bag, or backpack.
Carrying capacity is the maximum quantity of people or things that can be held by a vehicle or container. When referring to ecology, it is the maximum population size of a species that its respective environment can indefinitely sustain.
It is recommended that horses carry no more than 20% of their body weight. A 1200 pound horse should carry no more than 240 pounds.