Thanksgiving for Your Horse: A Healthy Treat Guide

November 21, 2018 2 min read

Have you ever wanted to include your horse in Thanksgiving? This holiday is about giving thanks to every blessing that you appreciate in your life – if your horses aren’t included on that list, they should be! You and your equine partners can form a bond that is irreplaceable through trust and determination, which is an incredible gift to be grateful for. With the spirit of Thanksgiving in mind, we wanted to give you a guide of safe treats that you might already have waiting in your kitchen so you can truly include your hooved companions this year.

Safe Horse Treats from Home:

  1. Raisins
  2. Sugar cubes
  3. Pitted dates
  4. Apple pieces
  5. Carrot pieces
  6. Sunflower seeds
  7. Peppermints
Fact: Mint can be very beneficial for a horse with a sensitive gut! Check out these recipes for some delicious treats:

A Very Special Homemade Mash Recipe

Ingredients: Enough hot water for mushy texture ¼ to ½ Cup Brown Sugar 2 Shredded Carrots 1 Chopped Apple 2 Cups of Unsweetened Apple Juice 4 Cups Shredded Beet Pulp, Bran, or Alfalfa Cubes depending on your horse’s preference. Directions: Mix all these ingredients together in a large bucket and pour your hot water on top. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes or until the water as absorbed and the mash is cool enough to eat.

Peppermint Cookies for Thanksgiving

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cup Oats 2 tbsp. Honey 1 Cup Water 1/2 Apple, finely chopped 1 Carrot, finely chopped 1 1/2 tbsp. Flour 1 tbsp. Brown Sugar 5 Crushed Peppermints Directions:Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix oats, water, and honey in a bowl. Microwave for two minutes. Add chopped apple and carrots, brown sugar, crushed peppermints, and flour to the mixture. Microwave for two minutes again. Put mixture in mini muffin pan and bake for about 15 minutes. Don’t want to cook? We get it - there's already enough cooking to do! An amazing, all-natural treat to give your horse instead is Mrs. Pastures Cookies. Mrs. Pastures Cookies were chosen as the “Number 1 Horse Treat” and “Product of the Year". They’re made with all-natural ingredients, no additives or preservatives. These cookies are dehydrated (not baked) making them hard and crunchy so they won’t crumble in your pocket - the all around perfect on-the-go treat Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


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