Homemade Horse Treats

Winter cravings are real! It’s comforting to give your quine friends best homemade horse treats during winter months.

It may also keep them away from having a cheeky look at their siblings.

We have searched the internet for the best horse treats. You can add our 100% organic rosehip to make it even more special. This will provide antioxidants and boost their immune system to combat winter’s attacks.

BAKER’S TIP – If you want to share a snack or meal with your trusted horse, then use food grade (grocery shop) oats.

TIP FROM THE HORSEOWNER: Use cooked sweet potatoes instead of apples and some flaxseed or egg instead of honey or molasses.

Best Homemade Horse Treats & Recipes

This simple recipe will allow you to make homemade horse treats for your horses! It takes only 7 ingredients and takes about 20 minutes to make! It is easy, inexpensive, and safe for kids!

As a teenager, my parents tried to convince me that I needed a horse. I didn’t know how serious I was about agriculture at the time so they gave me a half-hearted offer.

They suggested that I could fence an area and create a shelter for horses, so they would be open to purchasing an equine companion.

They were worried about me because it was winter, but I persevered and the shelter and fence became a reality.

To make a long story short, I bought my first horse, Oreo, and have continued to grow my love of animals each year.

My four children have a strong bond with Ginger, their pony. Ginger was born to a wonderful family from the other side. This family was in the same barn that my husband rode when he a young horse.

Background about Horses

Because their children outgrew her, they were looking for a home for this sweet girl. We were looking for a horse and the mother was aware that we had children so she gave her to me! We are so grateful for her kindness!

After my husband became jealous of the children’s pony, we purchased our second horse, a Tennessee Walking Horse/Percheron mix named Pearl. We also bought Bailey shortly thereafter.

Ginger, Pearl and Bailey are outgoing and loveable. They enjoy long walks along the pond and have a huge sweet tooth.

We bring them special treats on hot summer days. They love it! So I made homemade horse treats rather than buying them at the store.

How To Make Best Homemade Horse Treats

Homemade Horse Treats Directions:

STEP 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

STEP 2

Grease a cookie sheet to keep the treats from sticking OR line the cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper instead of using grease if you prefer.

STEP 3

Finely chop or grate 2 large carrots and 1 apple into small pieces. A food processor works great for this if you have one, but a blender works just fine. If you don’t have either, you can use a knife to cut them up as small as you can.

STEP 4

Mix the oats and the flour together in a large mixing bowl until they are combined well.

STEP 5

Now you can stir in the applesauce and ¼ cup of molasses into the oat mixture. Combine these ingredients well using a wooden spoon or a stand mixer.

STEP 6

Roll the treat mixture into small balls (or whatever size you want to give to your horses). If they are too crumbly, add a little more honey. If they are too sticky, add more oats and/or flour.

STEP 7

Place the uncooked horse treats onto the greased or lined baking pan and bake at 350 F for 15 minutes.

Remove the treats with a spatula and place them in a container for storage. Use a spatula even if you properly greased or lined your pan. Sometimes the bottoms stick just a little and a spatula will keep them from pulling apart.

STEP 8

Let your horses enjoy as an occasional treat!

How to Store Horse Treats?

These treats are best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The cool temperature in the fridge slows the growth of mold so the treats last longer.

I don’t recommend storing them longer than a week so if you won’t be able to use the full amount that this horse treat recipe makes within a week, just cut the ingredient measurements in half.

Easy Homemade Horse Recipes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 large carrots chopped or grated
  • 1/4 cup Molasses or Honey
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 large apple diced or chopped
  • 1 TBSP Vegetable Oil or Coconut Oil

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Grease a cookie sheet to keep the treats from sticking OR line the cookie sheet with parchment paper instead of using grease if you prefer.
  • Finely chop or grate 2 large carrots into small pieces. A food processor works great for this if you have one.
  • Mix the oats and the flour together in a large bowl until they are combined well.
  • Now you can stir in the applesauce and molasses. Mix well.
  • Roll the treat mixture into small balls (or whatever size you want to give to your horses).
  • Place the uncooked treats onto the greased or lined baking pan and bake at 350 F for 15 minutes.

Let your horses enjoy as an occasional treat!

As with all treats outside of their normal feed, please use sparingly!

Healthy Cinnamon Horse Treats

Temperature 135° Celsius

Bake Time 60 minutes + 60 minutes

INGREDIENTS

1 ¾ cups uncooked (brown) rice / 6 cups cooked brown rice
1 cup ground stabilized flax
3 tablespoons cinnamon
½ cup flour
½ cup molasses (optional)

Optional: Add 2 scoops of Elite Equine 100% organic rosehip powder

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pre-heat oven to 135 degrees Celsius.
  2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Cook the rice and let cool down.
  4. Mix all ingredients together. It will make a very sticky dough.
  5. Wet your hands before making little balls of the dough. This is very time consuming. If you don’t have much time, you can also roll the dough onto the 2 cookie sheets with a rolling pin. Make it half an inch thick. Pre-cut the cookies with a pizza cutter into little squares before baking.
  6. Bake them for 60 minutes. Turn cookies and bake for another 60 minutes. They should be crisp and not squishy. Let them cool down for several hours to harden.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Horse Treats

Temperature 180° Celsius

Bake Time 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

4 cups whole oats
1 can pumpkin
2 cups water
2 tsp baking powder
1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp honey or molasses (optional)

Optional:  Add 2 scoops of Elite Equine 100% organic rosehip powder

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix the pumpkin and water together well.
  2. Add the flour, oats, and spices.
  3. Add the optional honey or molasses.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet
  5. Bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.

Easy Homemade Carrot Horse Treats

Temperature 180° Celsius

Bake Time 20-25 minutes

INGREDIENTS

2 cups grated carrots (about 4 large carrots)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
¼ cup honey
1 tsp salt
1 cup oats
1 cup flour
Optional: Add 2 scoops of Elite Equine 100% organic rosehip powder

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the carrots, oil, and honey until combined (she used a mixer to mix everything)
  3. Add the salt, oats, flour and optional feed and stir until it’s combined. It will be a sticky, dough-like consistency
  4. Form into small 1 inch size balls with your hands, or use a small metal scoop
  5. Place them on a parchment or lined baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden.

Easy No Bake Horse Treats

INGREDIENTS

½ cup peanut butter or sun butter for peanut allergies (What is sun butter???)
¾ cup powdered sugar
¾ cup milk
1 cup quick or old-fashioned uncooked oats
¾ cup unsweetened puffed wheat or granola
¼ apple chips crunched into small pieces
Optional:  Add 2 scoops of Elite Equine 100% organic rosehip powder

DIRECTIONS

  1. Measure out ingredients into a large bowl.
  2. Combine peanut butter, sugar and milk, mixing well.
  3. Stir in oats and remaining ingredients.
  4. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let stand until firm.

Peppermint Horse Treats

Temperature 200° Celsius

INGREDIENTS

1 cup oatmeal
1 cup flour
1/2 (one half) cup wheat germ oil (can be replaced with vegetable oil)
1 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 apple, peeled (can be replaced with banana)
2 large carrots, finely chopped
2/3 cup dark molasses
10 peppermints, crushed

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Mix ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl and bake until crispy and dry.

Havin’-Fun Stuffed Pumpkin Horse Treat

INGREDIENTS

A whole pumpkin
Hay
Grain
Fruit of choice
Vegetables of choice
Optional:  Add 2 scoops of Elite Equine 100% organic rosehip powder

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut a lid on your pumpkin.
  2. Do not remove insides.
  3. Stuff inside of pumpkin with ingredients.
  4. Put the lid back on and roll it to your horse.
  5. Watch her dive into the stuffed pumpkin horse treat with delight!

When-Summer-Finally-Comes Frozen Banana Horse Treats

INGREDIENTS

4 bananas
4 cups shredded carrots
2 cups grain
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup Honey (optional)

Optional: Add 2 scoops of Elite Equine 100% organic rosehip powder

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mash & mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Decide on small frozen treats or a large frozen block for your horse to work.
  3. Divide and freeze accordingly, in plastic containers.
  4. Pry frozen treat from bowl and offer to horse on a warm day.

What difference will Elite Equine Organic Rosehip powder make?

As an added bonus to your horse’s treats, our organic rosehip powder will lend it a lovely, tangy taste that horses love.

However, to access the full benefit of rosehip’s powerful anti-inflammatory action and the antioxidants your ponies may need, it is recommended to supplement with their food daily.

Dosage is based on your horse’s weight. We recommend a loading month during which the dosage is 10g per 100kg horse weight.

For example:  If you horse weighs about 500kg, this will mean 10g x 5 = 50g, or 2 scoops of our Elite Equine.

For the maintenance dose, you only have to supplement with 5g per 100kg horse weight, so that works out to 5g x 5 = 25g, or 1 scoop of our Elite Equine.

On the maintenance dose for a 500kg horse, 1kg of Elite Equine will then last about 40 days which works out to £0.95 per day.

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