As horse people, there’s nothing more satisfying than giving your horse a treat that they absolutely love.
Of course, just like people, horses can sometimes get bored with the same treats day after day. Not only that, but making your horse feel extra special on holidays is super fun and rewarding.
Fortunately, coming up with yummy treats for your horse can be both fun and easy.
It’s All in the Ingredients
Just like a good dessert, the most delicious horse treats are made from tasty ingredients. With this in mind, when coming up with the ingredients for new treats, it’s important to think about what a horse would most enjoy.
While of course each individual horse will have his/her own specific preferences, most horses enjoy treats such as apples, carrots, peppermints, sugar, and other sweet substances such as molasses.
When combined, these tasty tidbits can come together to create a new and delicious treat for your equine friend. In addition, other healthy treats such as strawberries, bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, and other fruits can be mixed in to provide variety and new tastes for your horse.
If you want to treat your horse on the holidays or any other special day, making a bran mash and mixing in goodies is an excellent way to do so.
Fortunately, a bran mash is super easy to make. All you need is bran and hot water.
- Add hot water to the bran which will then turn it into a soft “mush,” very similar to oatmeal.
- Next, add the treats – apples, carrots, or other fruits – in with the bran mash and stir.
- Add in a bit of molasses for extra sweetness and watch your horse eat with exuberance.
If you simply want to give your horse yummy treats that fit in with the holiday, you’re in luck. Treats like candied apple – apples covered in molasses – or candy canes, make fantastic treats that fit in with a holiday theme.
On the other hand, if your equine partner is slightly on the heavy side, or you’re trying to be health conscious, yummy treats that are both healthy and delicious can be made.
Apples, just like with humans, are very healthy for horses. Chopped apples and or carrots are some of the healthiest treats that your horse is guaranteed to love.
In addition, other fruits such as watermelon can be beneficial for your horse during the summer months when dehydration is a risk. Watermelon is not only delicious, it also has an abundance of water that can help ensure that your horse gets enough water on hot, muggy days.
Not only is treat making an enjoyable process, good horse can treats can also help improve your horse’s health. Best of all, your horse will absolutely love your tasty, new creations! When trying to come up with yummy treats, add delicious ingredients and there’s no way you can go wrong!