Treat Your Horse
Beginning in the late 19th century, Labor Day became a Federal Holiday in honor of every hard-working American and their contributions to our great society. To celebrate this, we have outlined an easy, affordable way to Treat Your Horse
this Labor Day – because our 4-legged workers deserve to be pampered, too.
Start the day off with a healthy, nutritious golden addition for your horse. These amazing treats are sure to have your horse neighing for joy – here’s the recipe:
24 Carrot Oat Chewies
½ Cup Shredded or Diced Carrots
½ Cup of your favorite Oats
½ Cup of Flour
½ Cup of Unsweetened Apple Sauce
For an easy flavor kick and behavioral benefit, try the Bach Flower blends from Botanical Animal that are formulated to help with challenges such as aggression, obsessive behavior, anxiety, and training. You can get them at a local dealer, or from Arenus >>> here
These are super easy to make – first, preheat your oven to a warm 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix your Carrots, Oats, and Flour into a bowl. Gradually mix in your apple sauce, then divvy up into 1-2inch balls spread evenly on a cookie sheet, and bake them for 18-20 minutes. Let them cool before serving, store in the fridge for freshness, and feed within 5-7 days.
DON’T FORGET THE PROPER TECHNIQUE FOR FEEDING TREATS:
In general, always feed treats with a fully open, flat hand to assure your horse doesn’t accidentally get a hold of your fingers. If your horse tends to become barn sour, DO NOT feed these treats in the barn, as this encourages the behavior. Feed your treats BEFORE you ride when you catch them in the field.
For the full cooking guide, click >>> here
A Leisurely Ride Through the Countryside
Today, instead of your normal grooming and training routine, try something more natural and familiar to your horse that appeals to their natural instincts: a gentle clean-up before tacking. You can then use your treats to do some safe stretches, followed by a leisurely trail ride through the field or on the trails. In nature, horses are drawn to peaceful areas with low traffic and quiet surroundings.
Before your ride, take a few treats in your hand and use them to get your horse to stretch. For example, stand in a safe area and hold a treat to your horse’s shoulder. The horse should stretch their neck around to that side, which you should hold the treat to for 15 seconds on both the left and the right shoulder to perform the stretch, then down to their chest for a 10 second stretch. Afterwards (instead of a ride in the arena), try planning a day to take your horses to the nearest Horse-Approved trail, or go for a ride in the field to enjoy the fresh air with your partner, without the distractions of arena equipment and supplies. Riding in an area where you don’t normally train can help your horse relax and find peace out of their “Training” mindset.
The Spa Treatment
After your session, your horse is probably going to need a bath. Rather than your normal rinse or soaping routine, pick up a small bottle of Sore No-More® Massage Shampoo from your local horse supply (or online >>> here
). This all-natural, herbal shampoo is formulated to help soothe and relax muscles, tendons, and ligaments, so it’s sure to give your horse a satisfying and relaxing Spa Treatment!
A BeneFab Finale
Here at BeneFab®, our mission is to help people like you and their animals heal and find relief from pain and soreness. We recommend giving your horse the ultimate Therapeutic Treatment with our products. From our 5-Star Customer-Rated Poll Pads
to our Clinically-Proven SmartScrims
, we have the perfect product for you and your horse’s needs. To check them out, visit our shop >>> here