Pamper your Pony… 6 tasty treats your favourite filly will love.

What would be the perfect way to prove your equine affection? How about some tasty pony treats? A delicious, nutritious snack is the right way to give your pony the extra love and attention they deserve, no matter what the occasion.

There are a few ways you can go about providing healthy horse treats for your favourite filly.
If you are creative in the kitchen, why not make some fresh and wholesome ingredients on your own. Here are some favourite homemade horse treats from Saratoga Stalls that are all pony approved!

Pamper your Pony… 6 tasty treats your favourite filly will love.

Stuffed Pumpkin Horse Treat

A whole pumpkin Hay Grain Fruit of choice Vegetables of choice

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

Baked Carrot Crisp Horse Treats
(Preheat oven to 400 degrees.)

2 carrots, shredded. 1.5 apple, shredded. 1/3 cup molasses 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup bran 3/4 cup oatmeal

Generously grease a muffin tin.
Mix carrots and apples into a bowl with molasses, bran, water, flour and oatmeal.
Mixture should have a thick and doughy consistency. Add more bran if needed.
Scoop dough into a muffin tin and bake in the oven for 30-50 minutes or until well cooked.

20-Minute Horse Treats
(Preheat oven to 350 degrees.)

4-5 cups of oatmeal 2 cups of molasses 3 cups of grain 2-3 cups of flour 1 cup of water
2 tbsp of corn oil

Mix all the dry ingredients together and then add the liquid ingredients.
Mix thoroughly until the entire mixture is coated and moist.
Add either liquid or solid until you’re able to form the mixture into small balls.
Roll balls lightly in salt then press onto a cookie sheet. Or you can spread a layer of the mixture on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes.

No-Bake Sweet Grain and Apple Horse Snack

1 large apple (hollowed) Sweet grain Dry oats Shredded carrots Molasses Honey

Hollow apple and set aside.
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Fill the hollowed apple with the mixed ingredients.
Store in refrigerator if not used right away.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Horse Cookies
(Preheat oven to 350 degrees.)

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

Mix the pumpkin and water together well.
Add the flour, oats, and spices.
Add the optional honey or molasses.
Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until done.

Organic Apple Oatmeal Horse Treats

(Preheat oven to 350 degrees.)

3 cups organic uncooked old-fashioned oatmeal 1 cup organic apple sauce ¼ cup organic molasses ½ cup organic flour

Mix together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
Next, add the molasses and apple sauce and stir until well- incorporated.
Once mixed, form the thick batter into teaspoon-sized balls and place them close together (but not touching) on a baking tray (preferably sprayed with coconut oil).
Bake the treats for 15 to 20 minutes and then remove from oven.
Leave the treats on the tray for 5 minutes to allow time for the treats to cool and harden.
Once completely cool, store the treats in an airtight container.

Aside from making your own homemade horse treats or buying nutritious horse snacks from a reliable source, there are other quick, fun ways to pamper your horse with a good horse treat.

These include…
1. Fresh fruits like apples, carrots, watermelon (including the rind), pineapple, pumpkin, strawberry and even kiwi are nice occasional treats for horses.
2. Nutritious veggies like celery, sweet potato, lettuce, turnips, and so on are great for horses but be sure to avoid vegetables that are known to cause gastro-intestinal distress. When in doubt, skip it! Will your horse love these tasty horse treat recipes and snacks? We bet they will! These ideas all deliver a combination of healthy, fresh, and wholesome ingredients that are sure to delight your favourite mounts. The only problem you’ll have is running out too soon!

(Article source: Saratoga Stalls)

Pamper your Pony… 6 tasty treats your favourite filly will love.

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