Treats from Your Kitchen

In our last blog, we discussed treat options that are healthy for your horse’s consumption. Store-bought treats are always a quick and easy option for your four-legged friend, but did you know that there are also great recipes that are easy to make right from your own kitchen?

In addition of getting the opportunity to bake up something special for your horse, you also have the ability to know exactly what is going into the treat - ensuring that every ingredient is 100% healthy for him or her to consume.

Here are 3 great recipes that take minimal effort, but offer big results when it comes to treating your horse.

Homemade Carrot Horse Treats:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups grated carrots

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1/4 cup molasses

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 1 cup oats

  • 1 cup flour

  • (Optional) 1/2 cup of your horse’s feed

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl mix together the carrots, oil, and molasses until combined (a mixer helps)

  3. Add the salt, oats, flour and optional feed and stir until it's combined. It will be a sticky, dough-like consistency

  4. Form into small 1 inch size balls with your hands, or use a small metal scoop

  5. Place them on a parchment or sil-pat lined baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden.

Easy No-Bake Horse Cookies

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup peanut butter

  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 1 cup quick or old fashioned uncooked oats

  • 3/4 unsweetened puffed wheat or granola

  • 1/4 cup apple chips crunch into small pieces

Directions:

  1. Measure out ingredients into a large bowl.

  2. Combine peanut butter, sugar and milk, mixing well.

  3. Stir in oats and remaining ingredients

  4. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let stand until firm.

Flax Snacks

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats

  • 1 cup flour

  • 3/4 cup flax meal

  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup molasses

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Mix the oats and flour in a large mixing bowl and set aside

  3. Mix flax meal, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon together

  4. Add your flour and oats to the mixing bowl

  5. Add molasses and mix all the ingredients together until they become "dough like"

  6. Spoon tablespoon size balls onto greased cookie sheet

  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes

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