Best Recipes for Horse Treats
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Best Recipes for Horse Treats

Always be reminded though to give treats sparingly and not too often. Do not overfeed. It is better to give it to them as a reward for something great that they have done. If given habitually, your horse might look for it every now and then and might get aggressive if not given treats right away.

If dogs can have dog bones and cats can have catnip, then horses should be entitled to have some reward too. Whether it is for a job well done or used during the process of taming, treats can be important in establishing a certain bond with the owner. It is also a good way of motivating them.

Treats for horses are now becoming more popular, prompting feed stores to sell goodies. Common horse treats include candies and biscuits or vegetable-flavored chewies and many more. But some horse owners would rather make their own than buy ready-made treats sold in stores. This is much better in ensuring the safety of foods given to their horses.

Since, most horses love carrots, bananas and apples, here are some healthy and easy-to-do recipes for horse treats made from these ingredients that your equines will certainly enjoy.

Oats Mix Balls

Ingredients:

Carrots

Molasses

Grain (any type)

Oats

Procedure:

Chop the carrots finely and place them in a large bowl. Add grains and molasses, as much as you want, and mix well. Form the mixture into balls and roll them in oats until fully covered. Wrap the balls in foil and put them in the freezer and in few hours, your homemade treat is ready to serve.

Apple and Oat Chewies

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups applesauce (unsweetened)

1 cup oat bran cereal or ground oatmeal

½ cup all purpose flour

Procedure:

In a bowl, mix the ingredients all together. Preheat the oven to 350° F. On an oiled baking pan, spread the batter evenly and bake for 20-30 minutes and presto! You have treats for your beloved pet horses.

Banana Apple Treats

Ingredients:

Apples

Bananas

Honey

Powdered sugar

Procedure:

Cut the apples into slices and chop the bananas finely. Spread the chopped bananas onto the apple slices. Drizzle honey over the fruit and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Store in the refrigerator until hard or until you are ready to serve these homemade horse treats.

Reminders

Always be reminded though to give treats sparingly and not too often. Do not overfeed. It is better to give it to them as a reward for something great that they have done. If given habitually, your horse might look for it every now and then and might get aggressive if not given treats right away.

Aside from the horse treat recipes given above, simple treats like apples, carrots or bananas can make a great reward, or even a handful of grass will do. After all, it’s not about dealing with their hunger but more on motivating them and making a certain bond between the owner and the animal. It's the thought that counts as they say.

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Great article and healthy recipes for horses..voted

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