Christmas Treats For Horses

Christmas Treats For Horses

We love our horses, so much so we like to include them in as many things as possible. Christmas treats are just one of the fun ways we can include our equine friends in our lives. At East Coast Horse Transport, we are all about the safety and security of our Brisbane to Melbourne horse transport. When we’re not transporting, we like to come up with some fu ideas for you. Below we have listed so Christmas treats you can make for your horse that is tasty and safe. Please remember though, everything in moderation.

“Christmas Cake”

Ingredients:

  • 450g oats
  • 350g honey
  • 6 dried figs
  • 1 apple

Icing:

  • 140g bran
  • 175g molasses
  • 60ml warm water

Directions:

  1. Stir the honey and oats together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. When fully combined, place the mixture into a mould to shape
  3. Chop up the figs and sprinkle over the top.
  4. If you choose to ice the cake, mix the bran, molasses and water together.
  5. Pour this over the cake and then refrigerate until firm, then remove from the mould.

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to a week and you have the perfect Christmas treats for horses!

 

“Apple Oat Muffins”

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1 cup molasses
  • ½ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of wheat bran
  • 1 cup freshly grated apples
  •  ½ cup of whole wheat flour and an egg for binding

Preparation

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Use a muffin tin and either a small ice cream scoop or a 1/3 cup measuring cup so that you have a consistent amount of batter per treat.

Try approximately 30 minutes of bake time. Check them every 5 minutes after that to get the right level of crunchiness. Leave them at the 40 minutes or so stage if you want then on the more chewy side. Refrigerate in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag after treats are cooled.

Carrot Apple Squares

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups freshly grated apples
  • 1 ½ cups freshly grated carrots
  • 1 cup of wheat bran
  • ½ cup of whole wheat or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of oats (I used Old Fashioned Oats)
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1-2 eggs for binding

Preparation

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Grease a 20cm square cake pan OR use muffin tins. Spread the batter evenly in the cake tin, or evenly in muffin tins, and bake for about 30 minutes. The batter will start to decrease in size and it will be firm to the touch. If using the cake tin, slice into squares while still warm. Refrigerate in an air-tight container.

We hope you have enjoyed these simple Christmas treats for horses ideas. We look forward to seeing you out on the road this season!

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