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HorsePower has assembled a very large selection of horse treat recipes for you to try on your horse. Most recipes are from members and derived from "The Book of Horse Treats" from Practical Horseman Magazine. Where authors are not noted, they are anonymous. Enjoy, and remember to send your recipes and comments on recipe's you've tried...we'll put them on this page!

Horse Treat Recipes

Chewy Spook's Happy Birthday Cake

4 cups ot sweet feed or oats
1 cup of molasses or honey
2 carrots cut into carrot sticks
1 apple cut into slices

Mix the honey and sweet feed or oats together in a big bowl. When fully mixed, place the mixture on a plate and shape into the form of a birthday cake. Place the carrots as candles and the apples as decorations. Horses really enjoy this sticky but delicious treat.

Carrot-Apple Pate with Faux Caviar

2 carrots, diced
1 apple, sliced
1/3 cup honey or molasses
1/3 cup bran
1/4 cup water
Hay cubes
Handful of horse feed pellets
Handful of raisins

Place apples, honey (or molasses), bran and water in a blender. Add carrots slowly and blend until pureed. Mixture should be pasty; add more bran if necessary. Spread liberally onto each hay cube and top with one raisin and a sprinkle of pellets ("faux caviar").
From "The Original Book of Horse Treats".

Canter Cookies

1 cup uncooked oats
1 cup flour
1 cup shredded carrots
1 teaspoon salt
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup molasses

Mix ingredients in bowl as listed. Make little balls and place on an oiled cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown in color.

Side Order Salad

6 apples, quartered
8 carrots, cut in 3 inch pieces
2 cups quaker oats
1 cup sweet feed

Combine all ingredients except molasses together and fold in enough molasses to make the oatmeal and grain stick to the fruit. Chill overnight and serve.

Sam Savitt's Cold Winter Evening Bran Mash

4 cups sweet feed
6 cups bran
1 cup molasses
Hot water

Mix sweet feed with the bran. Add hot water until it is the consistency of hamburger. Then add 1 cup of molasses. Let steep for 5 to 10 minutes.

Hoofpick Carrot and Apple Horse Cookies

1 cup sweet feed
2 cups bran
1 cup flax seed
4 large carrots, shredded
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup applesauce

Mix molasses, brown sugar, carrots and applesauce in one bowl. In another mix the dry ingredients. Slowly combine the molassess mixture with the dry ingredients. Add only enough molasses mixture to form a thick dough, add more bran if necessary. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil using a tablespoon drop batter onto cookie sheet and flatten slightly to form portions about the size of a silver dollar. Bake at 300 degrees for about 1 hour, flip and bake for an additional 45 minutes, until they are dried out. keep checking to make sure they don't burn.

Saddle Pack Horse Cookies

1 cup margarine
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup bran
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced apples
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
2 eggs

Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, bran and baking soda, and blend into creamed mixture. Stir in oats, carrots, and apples. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets and bake in a moderate overn (350 F= 190 C) for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove and cool. Makes about 4 dozen.


5 carrots, shredded
6 tablespoons Molasses
1 cup Horse oats

Add molasses to the shredded carrots. Stir in oats. Chill for at least half and hour. This serves three horses.

Horse Taffy Apples

2 apples
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup of uncooked oats

Cut apples into quarters, removing core and seeds. Place in bowl and drizzle molasses over apples, using a rubber spatula to get all the molasses out of the measuring cup. Stir the apple pieces to coat evenly. Put the oats and salt into a large baggie and shake well. Place the molasses-covered apple pieces into the baggie and shake well, until evenly coated with oats. Leave in baggie, tie with twist tie and refrigerate until use.

Oatmeal Deluxe Horse Treats

1 packet of Quaker oatmeal (dry)
1 handful of sweet feed
2 spoonfuls applesauce
1 spoonful honey or molasses
1 cup Cheerios
4 sugar cubes
a pinch of brown sugar
1/2 cup water

You can make this right in the feed bucket. Mix the oatmeal with the water. Add sweet feed and appleusauce. Mix together. Add the Cheerios, brown sugar and honey or molasses. Mix again, then place sugar cubes on top. Serves one horse.

Sock's Horse Cookies

4 cups horse oats
1 cup bran
1 cup flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup molasses
1 stick of butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 carrots, grated
3 large Alfalfa cubes, crushed

Preheat oven to 325, and grease a cookie sheet Mix 2 cups oats and all dry ingredients, including carrots and alfalfa. Crush cubes by putting them in a plastic bag and pounding them with a meat tenderizer. They don't have to be powder, small chunks is fine. Mix in all liquid ingredients. Stir in the rest of the oats. (This was just so they didn't spill all over the place). Put small balls onto the baking sheet and flatten. Cook for 20 minutes, makes ABOUT 6 batches.

Spring Salad

Green carrot tops
6 pea pods
Green beet tops, cut from one beet

Toss greens together and feed as an appetizer before or on top of grain. As an added touch, dress with corn oil.
Contributed by: Julie Salisbury, from

Birthday Cones

Wafer ice cream cones
1 apple, shredded
1 carrot, shredded
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup bran
Seedless red or green grapes
Confectionery sugar

Mix apple, carrot, brown sugar, and corn syrup throughly. Add bran to make the mixture thick and paste like, adding more bran as needed. Using greased ice cream scoop, scoop balls of mixture into wafer cones. To garnish: Top each with one grape, and sprinkle with confectionery sugar. Top with jelly beans if desired.
Contributed by: Liz Hoskinson, from