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9 DIY Horse Treats Recipes (with Pictures)
If you have a horse, you have probably noticed how most commercial treats have too much sugar and other harmful ingredients that may not be well suited for your horse. There are plenty of recipes available online and elsewhere that you can get to make high-quality treats for your pet that will not contribute to poor health. We’ve scoured the internet to find some recipes that you can make at home from ingredients that you might already have in your home. We’ll provide you with a picture and a short description for each recipe, so you know what you are getting yourself into before you start.
DIY Horse Treat Recipes
1. Superfood Horse Treat
The Superfood Horse Treat is easy to make and uses mostly ingredients that you might already have, including flour, oatmeal, eggs, applesauce, and more. It takes about 45 minutes to complete and leaves you with about 45 cookies.
2. Happy Horse Treats
The Happy horse Treat Recipe provides your pet with a sweet and minty treat. These treats are a little higher in sugar, so you will need to portion them carefully, but our horses loved them, and they are sure to be a big hit with yours as well. This treat uses flour, oats, bananas, carrots, peppermint candies, and a few other ingredients. They only take a few minutes to make, and the recipe makes quite a few.
3. Sugar-Free Carrot and Oat Chewies
Sugar-Free Carrot and Oat Chewies are good for your house, and the recipe only requires a few ingredients, including oats, flour, applesauce, and carrots. It only takes about 15 minutes to complete the recipe and results in several cookies that you can feel good about giving your horse.
4. Homemade Equine Treats
Homemade Equine Treats are another low-calorie treat that your horse will enjoy eating. It’s not difficult to make and only requires five ingredients, including apples, carrots, molasses, and oats. It takes about 40 minutes to bake these treats, and they are similar to Rice Krispy treats but with oats. You can cut the 9 x 13-inch cookie sheet up however you like to give your horse.
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5. Frozen Apples
The Frozen Apples Recipe is one of the easiest on this list, and it only requires two ingredients, apples, and water. These treats are good for your horse and will be especially refreshing on hot summer days. It doesn’t require any cooking, and you only need to freeze the apple in water after slicing them into smaller pieces.
6. Carrot Oat Applesauce Treats
The Carrot Oat Applesauce is a low ingredient treat that our horses love, and we think yours will too. You can form it into any shape, and a batch will make several treats. You will need oats, carrots, applesauce, and flour. It takes about 30 minutes to complete a batch, and each treat has only 49 calories.
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7. Homemade Horse Treat Recipe
The Homemade Horse Treat Recipe is a little more complex than most of the other recipes we have looked at so far. However, these treats will provide your horse with important omega fats that will help improve your horse’s coat and will help with several internal biological functions. Once you have all of the ingredients, it will take you about 20 minutes to complete.
8. Gourmet Horse Treats
Gourmet Horse Treats are very attractive treats that are perfect for the holidays. These treats only use a few ingredients and are quite healthy, and the cookie icing adds some sweetness and a decorative flair. They only take about 20 minutes to make, but the cookie icing will take about four hours to dry and harden.
9. Gingerbread Treats
Gingerbread treats are another great holiday cookie that you can make with only a few ingredients. It takes about 20-minutes to make, and you can give it to dogs as well as horses. You will need flour and molasses to make these cookies, but you will not need any nutmeg, which can be harmful to dogs.
All of the teats on this list are popular among our horses, and most of them use high-quality ingredients. The only one we less frequently than the others is the one that has candy pieces in the ingredients, and we even make those now and then. Some of the recipes use molasses that we also try not to give in large amounts, but it’s one of our horses’ favorite flavors.
We hope you have enjoyed reading over our list and found a few ideas you already have the ingredients to make. If we have helped you give your horse a healthy snack, please share these nine DIY horse treat recipes on Facebook and Twitter.
Featured Image Credit By: Elya-Vatel, shutterstock
Oliver (Ollie) Jones – A zoologist and freelance writer living in South Australia with his partner Alex, their dog Pepper, and their cat Steve (who declined to be pictured). Ollie, originally from the USA, holds his master’s degree in wildlife biology and moved to Australia to pursue his career and passion but has found a new love for working online and writing about animals of all types.