Equine Treat Recipes

Basic Bran Mash

Special Bran Mush

Argo's Day Treats

Sunday Cookies

Birthday Cake

Horse Cookies

Winter Salad

Cold Winter Bran Mash

Carrot Apple Cookies

Apple Horse Cookies

Horse Muffins

Carrot Crispies

Meadow Muffins

Horse Oat Cookies

Carrot Apple Delight

Tobias' Christmas Salad

Magic Christmas Munchy Mixture

Munchy Crunchy Christmas Cake

Carrot Cake

Sweet Feed

 

 

(Special thanks to Penny Mitchell, Equestrian Trail Rider, through whose courtesy and generosity we are able to present most of the equine treats). Equestrian Trail Rider, http://www.qtm.net/~mitchj/INDEX.HTM

The horse will leap over trenches, will jump out of them, will do anything else, provided one grants him praise and respite after his accomplishment. -
Xenophon

Basic Bran Mash
Ingredients
8 cups of Bran
8 cups of Horse Feed
4 cups of whole Corn
Warm Water
Method
Put it all in a big bucket and mix in the warm water to the mixture so that it will stick together.

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Soft grass is for an old horse.
Bulgarian proverb

Special Bran Mash
Ingredients
1 pound Bran mash
Boiling Water
Molasses
Sliced Carrots
Apples
Oats
Method
Place approximately one pound of dry bran in a large bucket. Pour boiling water over the bran and stir to moisten. (A metal sweat scraper does an excellent job of this.) You can make the mash "crumbly" or quite sloppy, depending on Argo's taste. Cover the bucket with a large towel, burlap feed sack, or some leg quilts, and let the bran steam for at least fifteen minutes, until its temperature is comfortable to your fingers. Add molasses, sliced carrots and apples, oats, or Sweetfeed to taste (if you wish to soften the grains, you can mix them into the bran before adding the water). If adding, special herbs, mix them in just before serving, as any cooking might change their composition and effectiveness. Serve warm.
Courtesy of Equestrian Trail Rider,
http://www.qtm.net/~mitchj/INDEX.HTM

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Argo's Day Treats
Ingredients:
1 packet of Quaker oatmeal (dry)
1 handful of Sweet Feed
2 spoonfuls Applesauce
1 spoonful Honey or Molasses
1 handful Cherrios
4 Sugar cubes
a pinch of Brown Sugar
½ cup Water
Method
You can mix this right in your horse’s feed bucket. Mix the oatmeal with the water. Add sweet feed and applesauce. Stir together. Add the Cheerios, brown sugar, and honey or molasses. Mix again and place sugar cubes on top. This serves one horse.
Equestrian Trail Rider,
http://www.qtm.net/~mitchj/INDEX.HTM

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Horse sense is what a horse has that keeps it from betting on people.
W.C. Fields

Sunday Cookies
Ingredients
1 cup uncooked Oatmeal
1 cup Flour
1 cup shredded Carrots
1 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Corn Oil
¼ cup Water
¼ cup Molasses
Method
Mix ingredients in a bowl in the order listed. Make small balls and place on cookie sheet sprayed with Pam. Bake 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Horses love ‘em!
Equestrian Trail Rider,
http://www.qtm.net/~mitchj/INDEX.HTM

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Like human beings, horses are all individuals with singular personalities, their own virtues and their own faults. We become bound to them for their beauty, their eccentricities, their heart, and their love they so often return to us.
Lana Slayton


Birthday Cake
Ingredients

4 cups of sweet feed or oats
1 cup of molasses or honey
2 Carrots cut into carrot sticks
1 Apple cut into slices
Method
Mix the honey and sweet feed or oats together in a big bowl. When fully mixed, place the mixture on a plate and shape into the form of a birthday cake. Use the carrots as candles and the apple slices as decorations. Horses really enjoy this sticky but delicious treat.
Equestrian Trail Rider,
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Horse Cookies
Ingredients

1 cup uncooked Oats
1 cup Flour
1 cup shredded Carrots
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Sugar
2 teaspoons Vegetable oil
¼ cup Molasses
Method
Mix ingredients in bowl as listed. Make little balls and place on cookie sheet. (spray the cookie sheet with oil or Pam.) Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Equestrian Trail Rider,
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Some horses are so polite that when they come to a fence, they stop and let you go over first.
Anonymous

Winter Salad
Ingredients

6 apples, quartered
8 carrots, cut in three inch pieces
2 cups Quaker oats
1 cup sweet feed
Molasses
Method
Combine all ingredients and fold in enough molasses to make the oatmeal and grain stick to the fruit. Chill overnight and serve.
Equestrian Trail Rider,
http://www.qtm.net/~mitchj/INDEX.HTM

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Cold Winter Bran Mash
Ingredients

4 cups sweet feed
6 cups bran
1 cup molasses
Hot water
Method
Mix sweet feed with the bran. Add hot water until it is the consistency of hamburger. Add molasses. Let steep for 5 to 10 minutes.
Equestrian Trail Rider,
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You can take an old mule and run him and feed him and train him and get him in the best shape of his life, but you ain't going to win the Kentucky Derby!
Pepper Martin

Carrot And Apple Horse Cookies
Ingredients

1 cup Sweet Feed
2 cups Bran
1 cup Flax Seed
4 large Carrots, shredded
1 cup Molasses
½ cup brown Sugar
1 cup Applesauce
Method
Mix molasses, brown sugar, carrots and applesauce in one bowl. In another mix the dry ingredients. Slowly combine the molasses mixture with the dry ingredients. Add only enough molasses mixture to form a thick dough, add more bran if necessary. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Using a tablespoon, drop batter onto cookie sheet and flatten slightly to form portions about the size of a silver dollar. Bake at 300 degrees for about 1 hour. Flip and bake for an additional 45 minutes until they are dried out. Keep checking to make sure they don't burn.
Equestrian Trail Rider,
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Apple Horse Cookies
Ingredients
1 cup margarine
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup bran
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced apples
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
2 eggs
Method:
Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, bran and baking soda. Blend into creamed mixture. Stir in oats, carrots, and apples. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove and cool. Makes about 4 dozen.
Equestrian Trail Rider,
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You can lead a horse to water…if he's thirsty.
Hank Ketchum "Dennis the Menace"

Horse Muffins
I
ngredients

1 ½ cups Bran
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
¾ cup skimmed Milk
½ cup Molasses
2 tablespoons Corn oil
1 Egg, beaten
Method
Stir together bran, flour, soda, and baking powder. Mix together milk, molasses, oil, and egg. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Bake in greased or paper lined muffin tins at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Equestrian Trail Rider,
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Carrot Crispies
Ingredients

2 Carrots, shredded
1 Apple, chopped in small pieces
1/3 cup Molasses
½ to ¾ cup Bran
Salty Crackers
Method
Combine carrots, apple, molasses and bran. Mix thoroughly. Scoop a small ball on crackers. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
Equestrian Trail Rider,
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The hooves of a horse! Oh! Witching and sweet is the music earth steals from the iron-shod feet; no whisper of love, no trilling of bird, can stir me as the hooves of the horse have stirred.
Will H. Ogilvile

Meadow Muffins
Ingredients

4 quarts Sweet Feed
2 cups Bran or Bran Cereal
2 cups Oats (I used Quaker oats from grocery store) *optional
1 can frozen Apple Juice Concentrate
5-6 Carrots, chopped (I use my food processor)
3 Apples, chopped (optional)
2 cups Raisins (optional)
1 jar Molasses
1 jar Karo Corn syrup
5 Eggs
2-3 cups Corn oil
2 tablespoons Baking Powder
Flour
Water
Method
In a huge bowl combine the sweet feed, bran, oats, apple juice, carrots, apples, raisins, molasses, corn syrup, eggs, corn oil, and baking powder. Add flour and water, alternating until you have a cake like batter that is very chunky. Spray muffin tins with an oil and drop by spoonfuls. They will rise a little, so don't overfill. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes. Cool on a paper towel. Or you may pour batter into a large baking pan (well-greased!) to make cookie bars. Bake until center is dry and firm (probably 30-60 minutes, depending on your pan and amount of batter). Let cool overnight or for several hours. Cut into squares. This makes a huge amount (2 grocery bags full), so you may want to
cut the recipe down by a factor of 2 or 4.
Equestrian Trail Rider,
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Horse Oat Cookies
Ingredients
1 cup of Oatmeal
1 cup of Bran
1 cup of Water
1 tablespoon of Salt
2 tablespoons of Brown Sugar
1/2 a cup of Molasses
Method
Mix ingredients together, grease a sheet of foil, and spoon on foil. Cook until hard on the outside. Leave out to dry and cool. Refrigerate any cookies that are not eaten promptly.
Equestrian Trail Rider,
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The spirited horse, which will of itself strive to win the race, will run more swiftly if encouraged.

Ovid

Carrot Apple Delight
Ingredients
3 Carrots chopped into small pieces
3 Apples cut into small pieces
Cup of Oatmeal
Method
Drench cut up carrots and apples in molasses. Roll molasses cover carrots and apples into oats shake. Put in refrigerator, and serve to horse after working him, horse must be cooled off completely first.
Equestrian Trail Rider,
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Tobias' Christmas Salad
Ingredients
6 Apples, quartered
8 Carrots, cut in 3 inch pieces
2 cups Quaker Oats
1 cup Sweet Feed
Molasses
Method
Combine all ingredients together and fold in enough molasses to make the oatmeal and grain stick to the fruit. Chill overnight and serve on Christmas morning.
Equestrian Trail Rider,
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Ascot is so exclusive that it is the only racecourse in the world where the horses own the people.
Art Buchwald

Magic Christmas Munchy Mixture
Ingredients
2 to 4 cups Feed (preferably coarse mix)
2 Eggs
3 tablespoons Molasses
1 to 1 1/2 cups hot Water
Method
Place feed in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat eggs well, add them to the feed and mix well. Dissolve the molasses in hot water and add a little at a time to the feed mixture until it is sticky and firm. Pour it in gradually as you may not need it all. You should be able to mold and shape the feed mix. Add more liquid or more feed for the correct consistency. This is the base of the Munchy Cruncy Christmas Cake.
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Munchy Crunchy Christmas Cake
Ingredients
Magic Christmas Muncy Mixture (see previous recipe)
Parsnip or carrot, cut in finger length pieces
Bread crumbs (make these by putting two slices of bread into a blender)
Lifesaver mints, peppermint candy, or seedless red grapes
Parsley, celery leaves, or carrot tops
Method
Fill a large bowl with Magic Christmas Munchy Mixture and mix in a sliced parsnip or carrot. Press this mixture into a cake pan you have greased and pack as tightly as you can. Cover the cake pan with a plate and flip over. Tap the pan with a spoon and gently lift the pan off the cake. To garnish: Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Decorate top with lifesavers or peppermints. If your horse bolts his feed, top with red seedless grapes. Add a carrot candle if you like and some parsley, celery leaves or carrot tops around the base of the cake.
Equestrian Trail Rider,
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If one induces the horse to assume that carriage which it would adopt of its own accord when displaying its beauty, then one directs the horse to appear joyous and magnificent, proud and remarkable for having been ridden.
Xenophon

Carrot Cake
Ingredients

1 plastic bowl (like a cheap cool-whip bowl)
2-3 large Carrots chopped up length-wise
1 large apple chopped up length-wise
Molasses
Brown Sugar
White Sugar cubes
Method
Take your carrots and put them in the bottom of your bowl. Take the apples and make that the next layer, then do one more layer of carrots and then pack the top with brown sugar. Next, take your molassas and drip it over
the top. then put your sugar cubes over the top of the molassas (for decoration.) *this is a good cake to share with equine friends!- may be too much for just one horse!
From Heartland Ridge,
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ridge/2194/treats.htm

 

Sweet Feed
Ingredients
Alfalfa
Barley
Corn
Apples
Molasses
Method
Mix the roughage in a bucket and add Molasses.

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