No Cooking Horse Treat

No Cooking Horse Treat Recipe

Safe horse treats include:
• Pitted Dates
• Raisins
• Sugar cubes
• Hay cubes
• Apple pieces
• Carrot pieces
• Sunflower seeds (with or without shells)
• Peppermints

You'll find horses have different tastes too. Some may love peppermints or sugar cubes, some prefer carrots or hay cubes. Some treats can be a choking hazard.

While some sources say that apples and carrots are best cut into pieces; Dr.Gilbert Halle is adamant about not cutting up apples and carrots. He says that “A carrot should be served whole and should not be smaller than your thumb”. I have stopped cutting up my apples and carrots since the Doctor’s recommendation!

Only feed a very small amount of any hard foods like mints.

A greedy horse may not chew the treat completely and bolt a treat down. The food can then become lodged in the horse's throat, causing choke.

When preparing a horse treat recipe that is new, take time to introduce it to your horse in small doses.
Apple Horse Cookies
Apple Horse Cookies
1 c. sweet feed or mixed grain
2 - 3 c. wheat bran
1 c. flax seed extruded
1 T. salt
4 large apples, shredded
1 c. molasses
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. applesauce

Mix molasses, brown sugar, apples and applesauce in bowl. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Gradually combine wet and dry ingredients together, only using enough of the wet ingredients to make a thick dough. Add more bran if necessary. Line cookie sheet with foil and spray with oil. Drop batter onto cookie sheet in tablespoon amounts. Flatten with a fork. Bake slowly at 300° F. for 1 hour, turn cookies over and continue to bake for another 45 minutes until thoroughly dried. Reduce heat if cookies begin to brown excessively or to burn.

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