|Posted on July 10, 2013 at 10:05 AM|
I recently found a great article on thehorse.com regarding feeding of horse treats and making your own including a recipes and links to other sites for horse treat recipes.
The auther even conducted horse taste tests and focused on healthy for your horses but good to eat and palatible treats
enjoy the recipes and links
Here is one easy and common treat recipe the author recommends:
1 pound oat-based sweet feed
½ pound flour
4 cups molasses
1 ½ cups beer
Mix flour, molasses, and beer thoroughly, making sure flour is well-blended. Add sweet feed slowly, covering all particles. Divide mixture between four well-oiled 12-by-15-inch pans. Place these in an oven set at a low temperature (200-250°F). When the mixture begins to set, cut it into 20 bars per tray. Then place it back into the oven until completely dry. Remove treats from pans and place each bar into an individual bag for ease of handling. These can be very sticky if not baked until completely dry, and baking times vary. For a healthier option, replace the sweet feed in this recipe with whole grains and grated carrot or apple.
The author also shares a few of her favorite equine treat recipe resources:
Passion for Horses recipes: http://passionforhorses.ca/healthy-horse-treat-recipes Easy-to-Make Horse Treat Recipes: www.aboutyourhorse.com/easy-make-horse-treat-recipes Moniteau Saddle Club's 16 pages of treat recipes: www.moniteausaddleclub.com/horse_treats.htm