Homemade Horse Treats

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What horse doesn’t enjoy horse treats?! My horse Splash will eat pretty much anything; she does not discriminate.  This makes her the perfect taste tester for different horse treat recipes because if she won’t eat it, nobody will! Here are a few of my tried and true (and very easy to make!) horse treat recipes.

After Ride Cookies

What You’ll Need:

1 cup flour

3/4 cup beer

2 cups molasses

1 pound oats

1/2 cup raisins

What To Do:

  • Mix the flour, beer, and molasses thoroughly. Add oats to mixture slowly and mix well. Finally, mix in raisins.
  • Pour this mixture into an oiled 12-by-15-inch pan, and place in a 250°F oven.
  • When the mixture starts to firm up (about 25 minutes), remove the pan and cut the contents into bite-sized pieces. Then, return the pan to the over and bake until the treats are mostly dry and fairly firm (roughly 40 minutes).
  • After removing the pan from the oven, let it cool before removing the treats.
  • Place the treats on cooling racks overnight.

*Just a side note, these are also delicious for human consumption too!

 

No Bake Peppermint Thumbprints

What You’ll Need:

1 cup rolled oats

¼ cup water

1 to 2 tbsp. molasses

5 peppermints

What To Do:

  • Mix the oats and water until the oats are damp.
  • Add molasses by the tablespoon until the mixture is sticky.
  • Roll into balls and press peppermint in the middle of each cookie.
  • Put in refrigerator (uncovered) to harden.

peppermint horse treats

CARROT AND APPLE HORSE COOKIES

What You’ll Need:

1 cup sweet feed

2 cups bran

1 cup flax seed

4 large carrots, shredded

1 cup molasses

½ cup brown sugar (one half cup)

1 cup applesauce

What to Do:

  • Mix molasses, brown sugar, carrots and applesauce in one bowl. In another mix the dry ingredients.
  • Slowly combine the molasses mixture with the dry ingredients. Add only enough molasses mixture to form a thick dough, add more bran if necessary.
  • Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Using a tablespoon, drop batter onto cookie sheet and flatten slightly to form portions about the size of a silver dollar.
  • Bake at 300 degrees for about 1 hour. Flip and bake for an additional 45 minutes until they are dried out. Keep checking to make sure they don’t burn.
March 23, 2016 |

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