I've posted about homemade meals you can share with your pup, but what about some healthy, homemade treats your can share with your horse? Here are a couple of recipes that are sure to be a hit with your horses!
The Ultimate Horse Cookie
Bake Time 30-40 minutes
1 cup molasses or honey
2 ½ cups of oats
2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.Grate the carrot and apple.Mix together all of the ingredients.Place large spoonfuls on a baking sheet.Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool for a few hours in the refrigerator.
Easy Homemade Carrot Horse Treats
Bake Time 20-25 minutes
2 cups grated carrots (about 4 large carrots)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
¼ cup molasses
1 tsp salt
1 cup oats
1 cup flour
optional: ½ cup of your horse's feed or a sweet feed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In a large bowl mix together the carrots, oil, and molasses until combined (you can use a mixer to mix everything). Add the salt, oats, flour and optional feed and stir until it's combined. It will be a sticky, dough-like consistency. Form into small 1 inch size balls with your hands, or use a small metal scoop. Place them on a parchment or sil-pat lined baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden.
Easy Jet No Bake Cookies
American Horse Daily shared back in 2009 a simple horse treat recipe that doesn't involve baking. They give credit to American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum for this one. As a nice treat, American Horse Daily says that you can actually have some of this tasty horse treat yourself! Here's what you'll need:
½ cup peanut butter or sun butter (for peanut allergies)
¾ cup powdered sugar
¾ cup milk
1 cup quick or old-fashioned uncooked oats
¾ cup unsweetened puffed wheat or granola
¼ apple chips crunched into small pieces
Measure out ingredients into a large bowl. Combine peanut butter, sugar and milk, mixing well. Stir in oats and remaining ingredients. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let stand until firm.
If these are a hit, don't worry - more will be posted later!
Lots of love,
Dr. Kelly and Dr. Kari