Since it is just about time for Halloween and “trick or treating” is on many of our minds, I thought I would share my horses favorite treat recipe…
These bite size cookies are great to package in festive wrap and give to our favorite “horsey” friends and neighbors too. You can buy clear or colored cellophane and use raffia as a ribbon or bow, for an organic and thoughtful holiday gift as well. I like to include note cards from bird seed re-cycled paper to stay true to our natural theme. You can change up the recipe a bit by adding apples, molasses, shredded carrots and rice bran depending upon your horses preferences.
Some other safe horse treats include:
- Pitted Dates
- Sugar cubes
- Hay cubes
- Apple pieces
- Carrot pieces
- Sunflower seeds (with or without shells)
Oat ‘n’ Apple Chewies
Treat your horse or pony to these simple squares made of wholesome ingredients. Keep them fresh in the fridge. Remember not to feed too many of any treat too often.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup oat bran cereal or ground oatmeal
- ½ cup all purpose flour (approx.)
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Oil a 9inch x 9inch square cake pan
Spread the batter evenly in the cake pan and bake for 20-30 minutes. The batter will start to shrink away from the sides and it will be firm to the touch. Slice into squares while still warm. Keep chewies in the refrigerator in an air-tight container or bag.
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