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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.

 

Duncan, Rocky & Sunny's Sticky Surprise

1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup molasses
1 SMALL cut apple
4 chopped baby carrots, or 1 large cut carrot if you don't have baby carrots
2 cups flour
2 cups Cheerios
2 strawberries
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup Rice Crispies cereal
Add some of your horse's favorite treats to make it special!

Put ALL ingredients in a large bowl, and stir it together. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before feeding to your wonderful horses! Carly & Duncan, Lindsay & Rocky, Jennifer & Sunny

 

Nightlight and BannDannaRamma's Cherrio Snacks

1 cup finely crushed Cheerios
1/3 cup oats
Grape juice

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pour the Cheerios and oats into a bowl, mix well. Add just enough grape juice to moisten the mix and make a little sticky. Roll into 1/2 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. This is one of our horse's favorite treats! Victoria and Adam

 

Italics' Kissey Cupcakes
Makes 6 Cupcakes

What you'll need:
1 cup cinnamon oatmeal
1 tbsp. wheat flour
1/2 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 tbsp. honey
1 shredded apple (not the seeds-these are poisonous!)
1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
Crushed mints, golden raisins, some shredded carrots, grain, or a favorite treat inside also make these treats irresistible!

In a large bowl, mix the oatmeal, water, and honey. Put the mixture in the microwave for about 2 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix wheat flour, brown sugar, shredded apple, and extra ingredients. Combine the contents of both bowls, and put this mixture in the microwave for about 2 more minutes. Heat the oven to 375 degrees, and depending on oven they should finish cooking in 10 minutes. Then add sprinkles, and let cook for 5 more minutes to get them crispy. Italics loves these treats, she even gives me kisses after! From Katie Blackwelder

 

Wanna's Birthday Appleight

Large apples
Powdered sugar
Brown sugar
Honey
Molasses
Oatmeal
Large carrots
Cheerios
Peppermints
3 bowls

In one bowl, mix all the sugars together. In another bowl, mix the honey and molasses. In the last bowl, finely cut the apples and carrots and mix with the Cheerios and oatmeal. If you want, you can also add some of the horse's grain or favorite treats. Pour honey and molasses mixture into the bowl with the apples and carrots. Mix. Pour the dry sugar evenly over the apples and carrots. Top with peppermints in the container that you will be using to feed your horses out of. Wanna loves this on her birthday or at shows! Lauren

 

Alycia's Cookies

1 cup oats
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup molasses
1 tablespoon honey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir all the ingredients and let sit for about 10 minutes. Scoop the mixture onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes. Let them cool. They will look rubbery and burned, but they really are not. Horses love them warm or cold! Alycia

 

Yummy Horse Biscuit

3 cups buscuit mix (instructions listed below)
1 or 2 carrots, coarsely grated
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

Hint: Make biscuit mix first

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine biscuit mix, carrots, and sugar in a large bowl. Gradually add water to make a soft but not sticky dough. Knead about 15 times on a floured surface. Divide dough into 2 sections and roll each with a well flooured rolling pin to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with a 2 inch round biscuit or cookie cutter. Bake until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Makes about 40 biscuits.

Biscuit Mix

10 cups flour
1 2/3 cup instant non fat dry milk
1/3 cup baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cups shortening

Combine all ingredients in a large Tupperware bowl (8-10 quarts) that can be covered and refrigerated. Add all ingredients and mix with a mixer VERY well. Mixture should look like fine crumbs. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator. It will last about 3 months. Makes about 15 cups of biscuit mix. They make a great gifts to hand out to your horse friends.

 

Nightlight's Surprise

Half an apple cut up in VERY small chunks
1 cup malt o meal
3 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup molasses

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all ingredients in order they are listed. Grease cookie sheet, and make about 3/4 inch balls out of your mixture. Place the balls on the sheet. Cook for 20 minutes occasionally checking on them. Wait for a pretty long time for the horse treats to cool before feeding to your horse. Enjoy! Victoria

 

Nightlight and Starlight's Icicle Treat

1 extra large carrot
Apple chunks, optional
2 tablespoons peanut butter
3 tablespoons honey
Powdered sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Hollow the carrot so that it looks like a small canoe. Spread honey all over the outside of the carrot, and roll it in powdered sugar. Spread the peanut butter inside the hollowed part. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the peanut butter. If you want to use apple chunks, scatter them on top of the brown sugar. Drizzle honey on top of the brown sugar. Nightlight and Starlight love them. Enjoy! Victoria and Olivia

 

Hamilton's Favorite Cookies

1 cup apples, cut small
1 cup carrots, shredded
1/2 cup oatmeal
2 teaspoons molasses
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

Mix everything really good, and put small balls of mix onto a lightly greased cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake cookies about 10 minutes. Make sure the cookies are cooled before you serve them to your horse or pony. Have fun, Kelsey and Hamilton

 

Cricket's Yum-Yums

1 or 2 sliced apples
2 handfuls of baby carrots
1 or 2 cups of corn
1 1/2 to 2 cups molasses
A squirt of apple juice
A touch of sugar (optional)
A touch of peanut butter (optional)

Slice apples and carrots into smallest pieces possible. Put the first four ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir well. Stir the last three items in well. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Leave in the oven until cool. My horse, Cricket, loves these! Laura

 

Nightlight's White Winter Trail Mix

1/4 cup powdered sugar
4 teaspoons salt
1 cup cheerios
1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 cup corn
3 teaspoons brown sugar

Put everything in a zip lock bag, close the bag, and shake for 10 seconds. This treat is great for the trails! Victoria

 

Sparky Smacks

1 cup grated apple
1 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons molasses

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients well. Spoon out small balls onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, cool, and serve. Enjoy! Hannah Burks wishes to dedicate this recipe to Sparky.

 

Pony Pizza

Gingerbread dough
Peppermints
Molasses

Roll the gingerbread dough into a circle. On a pizza, there is a crust; so shape the edge into a crust. Bake at 300 degrees for 4 minutes. Take out and cool until room temperature. Spread molasses on the baked dough like sauce, and put peppermints on it like pepperoni. Cut into slices and feed to your horse. This is a good way to teach your horse to become attached to you! Enjoy, Katie and her horse who loves peppermints!

 

All That Jazz's Lip Smackin' Horse Treats

Gingerbread dough
Apples, grated
Carrots, grated
Oatmeal

Add apples, carrots, and oatmeal to gingerbread dough and mix thoroughly. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees until they look like gingerbread cookies. Let set until room temperature. Serve to your favorite pal as a holiday treat. Katie and All That Jazz

 

Breezy's Favorite

1 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 cup flour
1 cup shredded carrots or apples
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons corn or vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup molasses

Mix the ingredients into a large bowl in the order they are listed. Make small balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Leave them in the oven until they are cool, and they will harden. I have found that horses don't like soft treats as much as if they are hard. This is one of my favorite recipes. All of the horses at my barn love it! Emily

 

Mrs. Paddock's Treat

4 cups wheat flour
3 cups oatmeal
1 egg
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup molasses
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup hot water
3/4 cup applesauce

Preheat oven to 300 degrees and grease a cookie sheet. Mix oatmeal, flour, and brown sugar together. Mix in the egg, vegetable oil, applesauce, and molasses. Add hot water and mix well. Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut shapes using cookie cutters or make balls and flatten with a floured glass bottom to 1/2 inch thick. Place on a cookie sheet and bake 1 hour. Turn oven off when they are done and leave the door shut until they are cool. This will make them crunchy. My horse Jackie loves these treats. Linsey

 

Bonnie's Bonbons

Molasses
Crushed mints
Carrots

Cut carrots into 1/4 inch pieces. Drizzle molasses over carrots. Sprinkle with mints. Enjoy as my Bonnie does! Paige and Bonnie

 

Bandit's Favorites

2 handfuls of baby carrots
2 apples, diced in big chunks
2 handfuls mini pretzels
2 1/2 cups molasses
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cinnamon
2 serving packages or 2 cups dry oatmeal

Mix together and leave on counter uncovered until it is room temperature. Serve to your favorite buddy on a plastic spoon, and let him lick the spoon. They love it! Kali

 

Nightlight's Delight

1 large hollowed apple
1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons oatmeal, uncooked
1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
1 - 2 tablespoons grain
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 grated baby carrot, optional

Mix together the oatmeal, brown sugar, grain, carrot and scoop into apple. Drizzle molasses on the top. Enjoy! Victoria

 

Smoky's Rice Crispies Snacks

1 box of Rice Crispies cereal
1 apple or 1 carrot, diced
Molasses
Sugar cubes, optional

Mix all together. Flatten to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut out with cookie cutters. Serve to your horse. In memory of my dear horse Smoky who died on April 1, 2002. Lynda

 

Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup whole wheat flour

The mixture should be the consistency of cookie dough. If it is too thick, add more water.

Combine water, peanut butter, and flour. Mix well. Cut into shapes or roll into balls. Sprinkle oats on top, and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Tina

 

Marcus & Bo's Colorful Horse Muffins

3 cups oats
2 tablespoons honey or molasses
2 cups water
1 shredded apple
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar or white sugar
2 drops food coloring
Crushed peppermints (optional)
Raisins (optional)

In a bowl, combine oats, water, and honey. Mix well. Put in the microwave for 2 minutes. Add shredded apple, brown sugar, crushed peppermints, food coloring, flour, and raisins. Replace in microwave for 2 more minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease muffin tins. The muffins will not rise. Put in oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly brown. These muffins are dedicated to Marcus and Bo, the sweetest horses on earth! Katie & Eliza

 

Chester's Choice Treats

1 cup flavored or non flavored oats
1/2 or 1/3 cup water depending on consistency, chewy or crunchy
2 to 3 baby carrots
Handful raisins or small apple chunks
1 teaspoon butter
1/3 cup brown sugar

Mix ingredients. Roll into balls or flatten and cut into shapes. Place on buttered cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Rachael

 

Bapples

1/2 cup peanut butter
2 large carrots
2 apples
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup oatmeal

Heat peanut butter in microwave until creamy. Grate carrots, chop apples. Add all ingredients except sugar in large mixing bowl. Mix together and sprinkle sugar on top of the treat. Store in a pie plate or bowl. This is Chief and Yogi's favorite treat after a big ride. It is also a great reward for good behavior! Nikole and Heather, chief and Yogi, horse and rider forever!

 

Twilight's Minty Molasses

Molasses
Mints
Sugar
Oats (optional)

Put a dab of molasses on a mint. Sprinkle with sugar and oats. Twilight goes crazy over them! Alicia and Twilight

 

Molasses Baked Apples

1 apple
1 tablespoon molasses
Brown sugar

Preheat oven to 365 degrees. Cut the apple in half, pour 1/2 tablespoon molasses on each apple, and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake at 365 degrees for 5 minutes. My horse LOVES them, and he is very picky about what he eats. Melissa and Scotch

 

Tasty Pastry

1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
Shredded carrots
Diced apple
1 cup water
1/4 cup equi-pellets
1/4 cup smashed fruit loops
1 egg beaten

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. If dry, add more water. If watery, add more oatmeal. Make into balls or shapes. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes. Put in a jar or baggy and give to horse. Makes great gifts. My two horses, Rusty and Callie, love them. Callie just had a baby and the baby is always trying to nibble on them. Amy

 

Oatmeal Muffins

3 cups quick oats
1 Tablespoon molasses
1 Tablespoon honey
2 1/2 cups water
2 carrots, loosely cut
Peppermints (optional)

In a bowl combine oats, molasses, and honey. Mix well. Add 2 cups water. Mix and put in microwave for 4 minutes. After 2 minutes, add carrots. Continue to cook. Take out and heat your oven to 375 degrees. In a greased muffin tin, add your mixture. They won't rise, so fill them to the top. Bake until the tops are lightly golden brown. When done, remove and add a peppermint on top of each muffin. Serve when cool. Carole, Shadow, and Sassy

 

Khally's Apple Mash

Sweet feed
Molasses
Oatmeal
Bran
Large chunks of apples
Warm water
Powdered apple cider mix

Amounts will vary depending on how many horses you feed and what their tastes are. Use your own discretion. Mix first 4 ingredients together in a bucket until coated with molasses. Sprinkle powdered cider mix and stir together. Add warm water to desired consistency. Stir in chunks of apples. Serve warm and take some rags with you. There will be a lotta' sloppin' goin' on. Note: You may use flavored apple oatmeal in place of powdered apple cider mix. Lori and Khally

 

Chrissy's Sugar Rush

1 apple
2 large carrots
1 tablespoons sugar
Watermelon

Chop the apple into medium slices. Cut the carrots into small pieces. Put them in a bag or Tupperware container. Cut watermelon into small pieces. Put them in with carrots and apples. Add sugar. Close bag or Tupperware, and shake until sugar isn't noticed. This is a very addicting treat that Chrissy really loves! Jennifer

 

Winter Mash

Bran Mash
Beet Pulp (pellets soaked for 24 hrs.)
1/2 cup Corn oil
Sweet Feed
Feed morning and evening mixing with warm water for the cold winter days. This helps maintain weight for the hard keepers, gives a shine to the coat and fills their belly with warm mash. Mix ingredients to a consistency your horse likes, each is different. Beth

 

Horsy's Gottaloveum Treats

1 1/2 cup of molasses
3 large carrots
2 apples
2 cups of dry oatmeal

Slice carrots with cheese grader and mix well with molasses. Slowly add the oatmeal and set aside. Cut apples as small as you can, and add it to the oatmeal combination. Mix well. Roll a little mixture at a time into a ball. Flatten like a cookie. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Lightly sprinkle with sugar (optional). Horses love them! Mariel

 

Cool Strawberry Treat

1 apple
1 large carrot
molasses
oats
strawberries

Shred the apple and carrot. Chop the strawberries into small pieces. Mix the shredded mixture with as much molasses as you think reasonable. Mix in the strawberries. Take a dab of the sticky mix, flatten it, and pat some oats on top. Put in refrigerator. Serve fresh and cold. Good eating! Katie

 

Norwood's Stuffing

It couldn't get much easier! I like to feed my horse this treat after a long, hard cross-country ride. Just take an apple, cover it in molasses or honey, and roll it in a bowl full of dry oatmeal. He loves it! Can be stored in freezer or refrigerator.

 

Bucket-licker Horse Treat

1 apple
1 mega carrot
Oatmeal (optional)
Cheese shredder
Carrot peeler
Knife

Cut up half of the apple and carrot. Put aside. Shred carrot and apple with peeler and shredder. Leave a little bit of carrot and apple. Cut the last of the apple and carrot into fun little shapes if you wish. Put apple/carrot treat into a plastic shopping bag, add 1/4 cup of oatmeal if you really want to spoil your horse. Shake well. Monty and shad love it! Anna H.


 

 

 

 

 

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