It's not just us who like to snack on homemade baked goods. Horses also like the taste of rich biscuits. So if you want to give your horse a special treat and also enjoy baking, then these recipes are certainly ideal for you. You don't need too many ingredients, just a little time and leisure.
When making your own horse treats, it is also practical that you can use ingredients that are good for your horse's health. You can find more interesting information about this in each horse treat recipe. Have fun and enjoy!
- 250 g oat flakes
- approx. 30 g sunflower seeds
- 1-2 beetroot tubers
- hot water
- - - possibly disposable gloves & old bowl (red colouring!)
Grate the tubers, add the remaining ingredients and gradually mix with the water to form a nice, smooth dough. Form tightly pressed small balls. Bake at 150 degrees for about an hour on baking paper. Leave to cool well!
Sunflower seeds contain many minerals, vitamins and unsaturated fatty acids. An all-rounder that, in combination with beetroot (high iron content and folic acid), gives your horse a health kick. So it makes sense to make your own horse treats.
Oat cookies with birch leaves
- 150 g oat flakes
- 3 large carrots
- approx. 30 g dried birch leaves (you can also collect and dry them yourself)
- 2 tablespoons linseed oil (alternatively sunflower oil)
Grind the oat flakes into flour in your food processor. Wash the carrots and grate them with a fine grater in a bowl. Now mix all ingredients to a non-sticky dough. If the dough is too crumbly, you can add some grated carrot, or if it is too wet, you can add oatmeal until you have your perfect treat dough. When you are satisfied, let it rest for a quarter of an hour.
Then take a small amount at a time and roll it into a ball. Place it on the baking tray lined with baking paper and flatten the ball with a fork. This way you will get nice cookies.
Now bake the cookies at 180 degrees for half an hour. Then bake for another 60 minutes at a reduced 80 degrees. You can open the oven door briefly from time to time to release the accumulated moisture. The baking time should be based on the thickness of your cookies. In fact, the oatcookies really need to be completely hardened before you feed them. If necessary, put them on the heating at the end.
The combination of carrots, linseed oil and birch leaves is great. The oil helps to dissolve the vitamins of the carrots and birch leaves are anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and sometimes even expectorant. Very interesting for arthritis and asthma sufferers.
Garlic - balls
Your list of ingredients:
- 300 g carrots
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 100 g wheat bran
- 100 g breadcrumbs
- approx. 100 ml water
- - - disposable gloves (so you don't get "stinky fingers" when kneading)
Grate the carrots finely and peel and chop the garlic. Put everything in a bowl and mix. You should get a malleable, smooth dough. Again, you can control the consistency with water or breadcrumbs to achieve a satisfactory result. Making your own horse treats also requires a little flair from you. Finally, form small balls and place them on the baking tray (+ baking paper). Bake the "Knofi balls" at 100 degrees for about 35 minutes.
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Important: If garlic is fed in small quantities on a regular basis, it can have a positive effect on your horse's health (antibacterial, digestive, appetite stimulating and stimulating for the immune system). Too much garlic is counterproductive and can even be harmful!
Last but not least, our lightning recipe for the banana lovers among the horses:
Making your own horse treats can also be quick.
You only need a few ingredients:
- 4 bananas
- 300 g oat flakes
Line a baking tray with baking paper or grease it well. Peel the bananas and mash them really well. Then mix with the oat flakes to form a smooth dough. If the dough seems too mushy, add more oat flakes. Form small sticks about 1 cm thick and place them on the baking tray. Bake at 180 degrees for about 20-30 minutes and the bars are ready. Let them cool down well! Your "monkey" is guaranteed to make eyes at you.
For all birthday children we have another birthday cake!
Birthday cake without baking
Making your own horse cake can be done quickly and without baking.
You only need a few ingredients:
- 2 apples
- 2 carrots
- wheat bran
Grate 2 apples and mix with some wheat bran and oats. Place in a heart-shaped mould and invert into a normal bowl. The mixture should be such that it holds the shape. For the number on the cake, it is best to use beetroot.
Tip: If you still have a "biscuit surplus", simply wrap it up nicely and give it to your equestrian friend. They'll love it!
We also avoid sugar. It damages Hottie's teeth and is not known to be a big plus in the horse's metabolism. However, a little fruit sweetener or honey in small amounts is ok.
Enjoy feeding - your horse will love it.