Homemade Horse Treats

Yummy Delights For Your Equine Companion

Horse treats are small, tasty snacks specially made for our four-legged friends. They serve various purposes, from rewarding good behavior during training to simply showing our horses some extra love. And they love some yummy treats from their humans for sure!

If you have a very gourmet equine, you must already know that not every horse loves every single treat. Making your own horse treats at home is not only fun but also allows you to control the ingredients, ensuring your horse gets wholesome and nutritious snacks with the yummy ingredients that they will love. Your horse will appreciate the homemade touch while you can save a few bucks instead of buying expensive horse treats.
Where to start? Here are top 3 recipes from our team:
Oat & Flax Cookies

These oat and flax cookies are a favorite among horses and incredibly easy to make. Here's what you'll need:
  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups dry oats
  • 1/2 cup flax seed
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 mashed apple
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats, dry oats, flax seed, and flour.
  3. Core and chop the apple into small pieces, then mash them in a blender.
  4. Stir the mashed apple into the flour mixture, then add the molasses. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour until it's easy to shape.
  5. Use a teaspoon to scoop up the dough and form small balls. Flatten them into patties on a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake the treats for 30-40 minutes until they're crunchy and golden brown. Be sure to keep an eye on them to prevent burning.
Mint For Life Snacks

Almost every horse loves peppermint candies so why not use them in their treats? These minty treats are refreshing and perfect for a post-ride reward. Here's what you'll need:
  • 12 crushed peppermint discs or 6 candy canes
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 medium apples
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • About 1 cup room temperature water
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Crush the peppermint discs or candy canes in a storage bag using a hammer or meat tenderizer.
  3. Core and finely chop the apples.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the flour and oats. Add the molasses and enough water to form a cookie dough consistency.
  5. Stir in the crushed peppermints and chopped apples until well combined.
  6. Drop rounded tablespoons of the mixture onto the parchment paper and bake for about 10 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Allow the treats to cool completely before feeding them to your horse.
Quick No-Bake Treats

Are you a busy equestrian with work or school life? We get you! You don't have much time to bake treats for your horse. But hey, we got just the simplest recipe! These no-bake treats are perfect for when you're short on time. Here's what you'll need:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • Peppermints
  1. Combine the flour, oats, and molasses in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls and place them on parchment paper.
  3. Press a peppermint into each treat to flatten it slightly.
  4. Chill the treats in the fridge until firm.
  5. Store the treats in an airtight container for up to seven days.
Making homemade horse treats is a rewarding experience that strengthens the bond between you and your horse. With these simple recipes, you can treat your equine companion to delicious snacks made with love and care.
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