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Six Easy to Make Homemade Horse Treat Recipes

If you're looking for a place that has great homemade horse treat recipes, you've come to the right place! Scouring the internet, we've found some wonderful treats that you can make and give your darling horse.

The Ultimate Horse Cookie

Horse Treats

  • Temperature 325°
  • Bake Time 30-40 minutes

After trying a bunch of different homemade horse treat recipes, Tanya Davenport did some tweaking and came up with the ultimate horse cookie recipe. Full of the good stuff, this is how you prep these delicious treats:

Ingredients:

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup molasses or honey
  • 2 ½ cups of oats
  • 2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grate the carrot and apple.
  3. Mix together all of the ingredients.
  4. Place large spoonfuls on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cool for a few hours in the refrigerator.

Easy Homemade Carrot Horse Treats

Horse Treats

  • Temperature 350°
  • Bake Time 20-25 minutes

You know how when you love someone sometimes you've got an impulse to give them or create for them something lovely? That's what Sarah Kandjian of Sarah Hearts did for her horses. She created the carrot horse treats that were from pantry staples and easy to make. Here's what you'll need:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups grated carrots (about 4 large carrots)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • optional: ½ cup of your horse's feed or a sweet feed

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the carrots, oil, and molasses 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 sil-pat lined baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden.

Easy Jet No Bake Cookies

Horse Treats

American Horse Daily shared back in 2009 a simple horse treat recipe that doesn't involve baking. They give credit to American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum for this one. As a nice treat, American Horse Daily says that you can actually have some of this tasty horse treat yourself! Here's what you'll need:

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup peanut butter or sun butter (for peanut allergies)
  • 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

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.

Carrot and Apple Horse Treats

Horse Treats

  • Temperature 350°
  • Bake Time 20-25 minutes

This recipe comes from SaddleLockers. Combining two common horse snacks into one, SaddleLockers has come up with an easy yet delicious homemade horse treat! To get baking, you will need:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup grated carrots (about 2 large carrots)
  • 1 cup grated apple (about 1 small apple)
  • 2 tbsps applesauce
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup flour (the recipe author used whole wheat)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the carrots, apple, applesauce, and molasses until combined.
  3. Form it into 1 inch sized balls. Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Princess Pixie's Sparkly Flax Snax

Horse Treats

  • Temperature 350°
  • Bake Time 20-25 minutes

If you're looking to add a little bit of fun and sparkle to your horse treats, look no further than Princess Pixie's Sparkly Flax Snax. Edible glitter is not required for this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats (If you want them to be human edible too, then use Quaker Oats or the like)
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¾ cup flax meal
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup molasses

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the oats and flour in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Put the flax meal, coconut oil, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in a food processor and mix together.
  4. Add flour and oats to the mixing bowl.
  5. Add molasses and mix all the ingredients together until they become "dough like".
  6. Spoon tablespoon size balls onto greased cookie sheet.
  7. Sprinkle with edible glitter in the color of your choice. (optional)
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with colored sugar. (optional)
  10. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool before feeding to horses.

Kit's "Popgrain" Balls for Horses

Horse Treats

This recipe is by Raging Bear Ranch in response to the expensive horse grain balls from the internet or the store. They are similar to popcorn balls but instead of popcorn you are using grain instead.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar or dry molasses (preferred)
  • ⅓ cup light karo syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 quarts sweet feed (You can use sweet feed, oats, Raging Bear Ranch used a grain and a handful of kettle corn for crunch)

Directions:

  1. Cook first three ingredients to medium-crack stage (280°F by thermometer.)
  2. Add salt and vanilla.
  3. Stir into sweet feed.
  4. Grease hands and shape mixture into balls.
  5. Place on wax paper to set.

We hope you and your four-legged friend enjoy these recipes. Remember to store your homemade horse treats in an air-tight container for freshness!

By Kyanah Blair

  • Published:
  • Updated: 10/18/2017: 11:46:09 AM ET