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Updated: March 14, 2013
Homemade Horse Treats
Homemade treats gathered from around the web.
Special Note: Horses should not be fed peanuts,
because they cannot digest them and it clogs their
intestines. According to one vet, peanut butter will not
hurt them. Please use your own judgment or check
with your vet when in doubt.
Tasty Pony Boppers
First, Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients together in medium to large bowl. Then, mix molasses and soaked grain together in a small bowl, then mix into large bowl. After that, ball up into small, flattened patties and place on a cookie sheet. Bake until well baked or a little bit burnt so they are really crunchy after they cool! Bon Appetite! Your horse WILL go bonkers over these delicious little crunchy bites of heaven...And a very healthy treat at that! OR…you can not add the Trifecta© and you can also add any special goodies that your horse enjoys!
Whynnie's Wonderful Yumyums
Preheat oven for 350 degrees F. First, mix sugar, flour, and crushed/grated goods. Then add liquid goods. Stir until well blended. The mix should be sticky, but not too runny. If it is too runny, add flour, if it is to thick, add a little more mollasses and oil. Cook for 10-15 min. Apply more time if it's neccessary. they should be crunchy when you are done, let cool in fridge. My horse Whynnie loves em' after she gets a good workout on the jump course!
Shelby C. and WhynnyMay!!!
Oat 'n' Apple Chewies
Treat your horse or pony to these simple squares made of wholesome ingredients. Keep them fresh in the fridge. Remember not to feed too many of any treat too often.
Slice into squares while still warm. Keep chewies in the refrigerator in an air-tight container or bag.
Molasses Cookies Horse Treats
Your horse will love the sweet crunchiness of these cookies. They keep well in an air-tight container. Never feed too many treats too often.
In a large bowl mix all the ingredients thoroughly. The mixture shouldn’t be too wet, and should stick together.
Add more flour to make the mixture firmer and hold together if necessary. Drop by teaspoonfuls, about 1 ½ inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Grease the bottom of the glass, dip it in the sugar, and stamp the cookies to flatten them slightly. Bake for about 10 minutes. This makes about 25 cookies, depending on the size. Store in an air-tight container or bag.
From Leah in Ohio
Baked Carrot Crispies
*~Eddie's Tasty Taco Treat~*
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 c mollases
4 Table Spoons brown sugar or reg. sugar
Apples, peppermints, or carrots, or all
any treats that your horse likes
Directions: first, mix peanut butter and mollases and apples, peppermints, carrots, any treats your horse likes in a bowl together, then spread the mixture onto a Tortilla and roll the tortilla up like a taco... Bon' Appetite'!! My horse eddie loves them sooo much he will chse me around the pasture for them!
apple or carrot
Lizzie's Rivendale Peppermint Treats
2 cups of flour
Cut and peel banana. Put into the blender with the ice cubes. Chop and blend it together until creamy. Cut the top off an apple and carve out the middle. Fill the apple with the banana mixture. Put top back on. Pour the rest of the banana on top and over the sides of the apple. Serve. This is really easy to make and my horses love it! Megan and Cindy's Sterling Boy, Cindy, and Oakie.
Rosey's Delicious Munchies
Happy Oats N' Trail Mix Balls
5 chopped carrots
Soak carrots for 15 minutes. After they have soaked, place them in a large bowl. Add molasses. Stir until carrots are completly covered with molasses. Mix in grain. Add more molasses until grain is covered. When you have done all the steps, roll them in the oats and form a ball. Wrap the balls in foil and freeze them. When you're going to hit the trail, just let em' thaw! Emily Parkes
Magic's Mealtime Magic
3 packages apple-cinnamon flavored oatmeal
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oatmeal, flour, and apple chunks together. Then pour enough molasses to make a doughy texture. Use an ice-cream scoop or your hands to make dough into balls. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown. After cupcakes have cooled, spread peanut butter over the top for "icing." This recipe is guaranteed to be a hit with your horses! Kelly
Mr. Jingles Nickers n Neighs
1 cup dry oatmeal
Mix ingredients in bowl as listed. Make little balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Frank and Ped's Sticky Treat
1/2 cup rice
Combine all dry ingredients, mixing well. Add vegetable oil and milk and mix until all are combined. Add the egg and mix again. If the mixture isn't moist enough, add a little more water or milk. Cover the container with Gladwrap and leave overnight. Feed as a treat. My horses Frankie and Pedro love it!
Bugsy and Nugget's Delight
1/2 cup flour
Mix flour, vegetable oil, and pancake syrup together first. Once batter is made add the carrots, apples, and oats. My friend and my horses had the honor of trying it first, so we named it after them. They loved them! Nikki
Slice the carrot into two or three pieces, and cut off the ends. Hollow it out with the small scissors and take out the insides. Set aside. Crush 3 peppermints and put in one of the hollow carrot pieces. Take note: Make before your lesson or feeding and don't make when humid! I found all that out in one day. Penny, a lesson horse I ride, loved them and had the honor of eating them first. Emily and Penny
Nightlight and Rebel's Tasty Mix
1 apple sliced into small pieces
Mix corn, oatmeal, apple slices, grain, cheerios, and salt together. Drizzle on syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Chill in refrigerator over night. Horses love this! Victoria
1 large apple
Cut a small square around the stem. Take it off and set it aside. Hollow out some of the inside. Take the molasses and the rest of the ingredients and mix them together in a bowl. Pour the mixed ingredients into the apple and put the top back on. This treat will sure be a taste bud surprise when your horse takes a bite out of it. Store in refrigerator if not fed right away. Do not cut up the apple. Have your horse take a bite out of the side and work it's way around. Tayler
Pete's Peppermint Patties
1/3 cup oats
Mix all the ingredients except for the peppermints. Take a peppermint and put it in the middle of a ball of the dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 21 minutes. This makes about 8 patties. You may double the recipe as many times as you want. Erin
My treats are called Head Bobbers because when my horses eat them, they "bob" their heads with delight.
1/4 cup molasses
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a large cookie sheet. Mix apples, carrots, oil, and molasses. Then mix in oats and flour. You can either spread the mix on a cookie sheet and break apart after they are baked, or roll the dough out and cut into cookie shapes. Cook for about 20 minutes. Let cool. Erin
1. Core apple
I hope your hose enjoys these treats. Cassidy loves them! They are a great holiday treat too. Alicia and Cassidy
Holiday Bran Mash
2 cups of three different kinds of feed
Mix feed, honey, and water in a bowl and put in the microwave for 2 minutes. Add more water if needed. Add sugar, carrots, apples and mix well. Add peppermints. This mash can be refrigerated and reheated before serving. Be sure that the mash isn't too hot before serving to your horse. Carole and Unusual Fire
Wesley's Wonderful Bran Mash
1 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal
Mix ingredients in a big bowl. Let chill before serving, and only serve 1 cup a few times a week; because you don't want your horse to get a stomach ache. The good thing about this mash is that all the ingredients are optional. You may use whatever ingredients you want. This is just a guideling. I hope your horse likes it. My horse, Wesley, loves it when I give this to him! Jackie
Mix sweet feed and molasses. Then mix in the sliced carrots, apples, and grapes. Wrap the mixture in tortillas and serve. Fred, Dixie, and Mardi love them! Claudia
Nacho Horse Treats
This is an ingredient:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir oats, water, molasses, honey, and shredded carrots. Let sit for 10 - 15 minutes. Put all ingredients except peppermints on a greased pan, and bake for about 20 minutes. Take out of oven and sprinkle with shredded peppermint. Let cool. Your horse will LOVE them! Audrey
Halloween Horse Treat
My horses like their Halloween treats.
Cracker Box Cookies
Cracker Box Palace Farm Animal Haven in Alton New York presents Cracker Box Cookies! Our horses will run over us for these treats.
2 cups quick oats
Let stand for 1 hour. Shape into cookies using about 1 teaspoon of dough. Place on a baking stone, and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until the edges are browning.
3 sliced apples
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix honey, 1 handful oats, peanut butter, and applesauce in a bowl. Stir and put in microwave for 45 seconds. Spread apple slices in a baking dish. Add mixture on top of apples. Sprinkle peppermint and one handful of oats on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until peppermint melts. Once the peppermint is melted, it looks strange; but your horses will like it. Let cool until warm and sprinkle a little sugar on the top. Feed a little at a time to make sure it doesn't upset your horse's stomach. By Kasey for my Arabian Kiki and my Halflinger paint, Bubba.
Horsey B-Day Cake
4 cups sweet feed or oats
Mix the honey and sweet feed or oats together in a big bowl. When mixed fully together, place the mixture on a plate and shape into the form of a birthday cake or a carrot. Use your imagination. Use the carrots as candles and garnish the rest of the cake with apple and carrot shavings. Horses really enjoy this sticky but delicious treat, and it's really fun to make too! Shannon
Horse Oat Cookies
1/2 cup flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes and cool for one hour. Don't eat! Only for horses! Safe cooking! Christy
Whisper's Banana Apple Treats
Cut the apples into slices, and spread the chopped bananas onto the apple slices. Drizzle honey over the fruit, and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Store in the refrigerator until hard or until you to to the barn. My horse loves bananas and apples, so this is her favorite treat! Lauren
1 large apple
Cut the apples in large chunks and set aside. Mix the honey, peppermints, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Mix the oats and carrots in a separate shallow bowl. Next, coat the apple chunks in the honey mixture and roll in the oat mixture. Place on a plate or tupperware container and refrigerate until you feed to horses. Do not let recipe sit for more than two days. The recipe makes plenty for two horses. Enjoy! Amanda
1 cup oatmeal
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients in order listed excluding the apple. Grab some batter and stick a piece of the apple into the batter so it cannot be seen from the outside. Do this to every cookie, and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
1 cup oatmeal
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add ingredients in order listed. Place batter in round balls on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Pumpkin Horse Style
Cut out all of the insides out of an apple like you are carving a pumpkin. Put in a layer of grain, molasses, and apple flakes. Add another drop of molasses. Add as many more layers as you can fit using anything you want, or use the same ingredients. Pellets, shredded carrots, bran, and alfalfa all work. Once you have made all of your layers, put the top of the apple back on like you would a carved pumpkin. If you add bran, make sure you add hot water to the bran first. Rose
Using a spoon, take the insides out of an apple. Mix what came out of the apple and all your ingredients together except the peppermints. Put the ingredients into the apple. Sprinkle the peppermint pieces on top. Sarge loves them!
Mike's Nummy Apple Cinnamon Muffins
1-1/2 cups apples, cut small
Cut apples and cut or shred carrots. Use a few larger chunks of apple. Add them in a mixing bowl with oatmeal. Add apple juice, flour, brown sugar, and molasses. DO NOT put cinnamon sugar in yet! Mix together. If runny add more oats. If it isn't sticky, add more molasses. Put mix into a lightly greased muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 8 to 10 minutes. Take out one muffin at 8 minutes and see if it is cooked. Enjoy! Megan and Mikey
Poe the Goblin's Luvies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour all ingredients into a big bowl, and mix well. Shape into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Cook for 15 to 19 minutes. Poe loves them so much. Maggie and Poe
1 cup flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Roll into balls or other shapes. These treats work well for holidays. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crispy. Feed to your favorite horse or pony. Kris