Holiday Horse Treats

Surprise your horses this holiday season with some delicious and nutritious horse treats.

Apple & Flax Horse Cookies

1 Cup Sweet Feed
2–3 Cups Wheat Bran
1 Cup Flax Seed
1 TSP Salt
4 Large Apples, Shredded
1 Cup Molasses
.5 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce

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

Easy No Cook “Apple Snaps”

(Recipe originally by Holistic Hoof and Horse Care)

4 Cups Bran (Wheat or otherwise)
4 Cups Unsweetened Applesauce

  1. Mix ingredients together until batter is doughy
  2. Roll out batter with rolling pin
  3. Cut into squares or shapes
  4. Allow dough to dry (takes about 24 hours) and serve

Peppermint Patties

1/3 Cup Oats
1/3 Cup Grain (plain)
1/3 Cup Molasses
1/3 Cup Flour

  1. Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
  2. If you prefer, use food processor to chop Oats and Grain into a finer texture
  3. Mix together all ingredients except for peppermints.
  4. Form cookies using spoon/scoop/hands and place on a lined cookie sheet
  5. Take a peppermint and place it in the middle of each ball of the cookie dough, pressing down to flatten slightly.
  6. Bake for 21 minutes or until golden brown. May need to let tem dry out.