Herbal Treats for Horses
Horses have our hearts! That is the only reason I can explain why I’m making cookies on a Saturday afternoon, and the cookies are not for me! It’s because I love my horse and want to give him the very best treat that is available… the one from my own kitchen.
Treats can be used as a reward in training, as method of giving healing herbs or just a way to show affection. They make great gifts to other horse owners during the holiday season. Try wrapping a few cookies in decorative material scraps , tied with a raffia bows and arranged in a basket., or bucket.
The recipes in this article will help you create healthy healing cookies for your horse.
Great Coat Horse Cookies
2 cups feed (sweet or pellets)
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups chopped apples
1 ounce of dried nettle powder
(Brings out dapples ) 1 cup of flax seeds
(fatty acid to feed the coat) 1 cup molasses
1/4 (one quarter) cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Combine all ingredients and drop small spoonfuls on sheet. Add some water if you need to for more stickiness Bake 1 hour, turn off oven and let cookies sit for another hour before removing from sheet.
Store in an air tight container
Power Packed Nutrition Cookies
1 cup oats
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup water
1/4cup of dried rosehip powder( full of trace mineral, great for hoof health)
2 tablespoons of dried ginger powder
1 oz of dried chamomile flowers ( handful)
1 cup flour
teaspoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Preheat the oven to 360 degrees.
Stir the ingredients into a sticky mixture. Roll the mix into balls with your hands. About a heaping spoonful of the mixture makes each ball. Grease a cookie sheet and arrange the balls on it. Bake for around 5 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. The cookies can be stored at room temperature in a jar.
Rainy Day Warm Mash
Dried Chamomile flowers
Chopped carrots or apples
Warm the water, add to the dry ingredients, add some molasses. Mix together and serve warm (not hot).
While you are making horse treats you might as well make your faithful companion Fido his very own treat too!
Our Jack Russell “Tom “and “Dachshund “Bob” love these doggie snacks
Bob & Tom’s Herb Biscuits
3 cups of unbleached flour
½ cup of water
¼ cup of dried parsley
2 tablespoons of garlic powder
¼ cup of barley grass powder
1 oz of dried goat milk
¼ of vegetable oil
Combine the dry ingredients together and then add the water and oil.
Knead the dough on a floured board .
Roll out to about ¼ inch thick Let stand for 30 minutes and then cut into squares. Put into a 375 degree oven. Check every 3 minutes because they will burn easy .
(My dogs don’t care if they are burned or not)
When brown remove from the oven.