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Easy Homemade Horse Treats That They Will Love!



Easy Homemade Horse Treats Recipes, Ingredients and Instructions - Carrot Cookies and Peppermint Pops

When working with horses there is always a certain number of treats involved. I believe it is very important to reward a horse for doing a good job. On the other hand, it is also important to watch the sugar intake of your horses because a lot of the horse treats that are sold in stores have high amounts of sugar and artificial ingredients in them. However, horse treats with only natural ingredients by contrast are often pretty expensive.

Homemade Horse Treats

Consequently making my own horse treats seemed like a good idea and it is a lot easier than I thought. There are a ton of recipes for DIY horse treats online. I picked a few and tried them at home to make sure they are easy, fun and most of all: pony-approved! I listed my favorite three recipes below. These recipes are super simple, don’t take long and are made with ingredients you probably have at home anyways which makes them an amazing surprise your four-legged friends. So why not spoil the special pony in your life with a special homemade treat.

Carrot Cookies

What you need:

  • 2-3 big carrots (shredded or cut into little pieces)
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup honey

How to do it:

First, preheat the oven to 350degree; then mix oat, flour, salt and sugar together. Add shredded carrots, oil and honey and stir. Form dough into bitesize balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Finally, bake at 350degree for about 15min (or until golden brown).

I made them a little bit thicker than regular cookies and got 9 cookies out of this recipe.

Peppermint Pops

Peppermint Pops - Easy Homemade Horse Treats

What you need:

  • 10 crushed Peppermints
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 apple (shredded or cut into little pieces)
  • ¼ cup honey

How to do it:

First, preheat your oven to 350degree. Start with mixing oat, flour and Peppermints together, then add water until mixture is doughy. Add the shredded apple and put the mixture into muffin cups until they are half full. Finally, bake at 350degrees for about 20min (or until golden brown).

I had some Peppermints left so I put them on top of the muffins. They melted while baking in the oven and therefore do not look pretty. However, I am sure the ponies won’t mind.

Recipe source: should only be used for informational purposes. If you have any questions regarding animal health, please direct them to your veterinarian.

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