Homemade treats your horse will LOVE

Want to reward your horse but don’t want to stuff them with loads of sugar or artificial flavors you don’t know about? Say no more! Here are some yummy treats you can make or bake yourself for your four-legged loved ones.

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  • Easy 4-ingredients homemade treats

First, we have some pretty standard treats with a small list of ingredients.

This recipe makes about 140 small treats depending on how large you want them to be


390 gram/ 3 cups uncooked oatmeal
130 gram/ 1 cup applesauce
32,5 gram/ ¼ cup molasses
65 gram/ ½ cup flour


  • Preheat oven to 175°C/ 350°F
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a medium bowl
  • Add the molasses and applesauce and stir until well-incorporated
  • When mixed, form the batter into teaspoon-sized balls and place them close together but not touching on a sprayed/buttered (cookie) tray
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes and then remove from oven
  • Leave the treats on the tray until cool and harden
  • Once completely cool, store in an airtight container


  • Homemade apple-carrot cookies

Want to add something extra to your treats? Then maybe these cookies with apple and carrot are the perfect match for your horse.


260 gram/ 2 cups shredded apples and carrots
260 gram / 2 cups rolled oats
260 gram / 2 cups flour (don’t use regular flour, choose an almond version instead)
65 gram / ½ cup molasses or honey
3 tsp oil (coconut or some sort will do)
1 tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 175°C/ 350°F
  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Roll into small balls and place them on the baking sheet
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown
  • Let them cool in the refrigerator


  • Horse friendly peanut butter & apple “doughnuts”

If the past treats are a bit too boring for you and you want to go the extra mile maybe these “doughnuts” will do the trick for you.


260 gram/ 2 cups of flour (again, no regular!)
2 dashes cinnamon
98 gram/ ¾ cup peanut butter
1 medium sized apple
98 gram/ ¾ cup water
Sprinkles if you’re feeling *extra*

If you like to add icing on them then you’ll need 180 gram/1 cup of powdered sugar and water, too. Just mix and get arty with it!


  • Preheat oven to 160°C / 325°F
  • Mix the flour and cinnamon
  • Grate the apple without the core. Place the pieces in a paper towel to squeeze the juice out
  • Add the peanut butter and the apple bits to the flour mixture and combine, slowly add water and continue to mix until it becomes dough-y
  • Pinch off a portion of the mixture rougly the size of ping-pong ball and roll it between your hands until it forms a ‘snake’. Pinch the ends together to form a doughnut
  • Place them on a sprayed/buttered baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes until golden brown
  • Remove and let them cool

For the icing

  • Put the powdered sugar in a bowl
  • Slowly mix water into it until you have a smooth consistency – which is a little bit runny but not too watery either


  • No bake treaties

Not feeling like cooking that much? No bake treaties to the rescue!


130 gram / 1 cup rolled oats
32,5 gram / ¼ cup chia seeds
2 tbs molasses
2 tbs coconut oil
2 tbs apple cider vinegar
+/- 2 tbs water
Himalayan salt


Mix the ingredients and roll into balls. Store them in the fridge to maintain the shape


  • Gingerbread treats (for dogs too!)

Last but not least, to get yourself in the Christmas spirit or just to try and perfect these treats by then – these are the perfect gingerbread cookies for your horse but the best part? You can give them to your dog too, with the ginger being a great digestive aid for dogs.


180 gr/ 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ cup molasses
¼ cup water
2 tbs vegetable oil


  • Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl
  • In a small bowl, whisk together molasses, water and oil.
  • Use a wooden spoon and slowly mix liquid ingredients into the flour mixture, stirring until well-combined and uniform in color
  • Roll or pat dough to 65cm/ ¼-inch thick and cut into shapes
  • Bake for 20 minutes and allow to cool on a baking sheet

Tip: Use gingerman figures or a figure your horse/dog will love and use icing to decorate them


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