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post #11 of 22 Old 07-08-2011, 11:17 PM
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Waresbear, she asked for *healthy* ideas.

Donatel, as sugary, starchy feed is not healthy for horses, and they don't tend to care how long you spend in the kitchen for them why not keep it simple, stick to small pieces of apple, carrot, pumpkin, etc,
didn't expect to say this, but I agree!
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post #12 of 22 Old 07-08-2011, 11:20 PM
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Well my boys will be so disappointed when I cut out their studmuffins :((
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I love using carrots! I was also thinking I could make these treats as presents for all my horsey friends (as in owners-not the horses, lol)

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post #14 of 22 Old 07-09-2011, 03:07 AM
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Well this is what Ohio State University says about Oats & molasses.
I don't even get how that quote for molasses works as your argument. I'm actually quite surprised that you don't appreciate that a sugary 'lolly' may not be healthy. Interesting that they mention oats are better than corn - duh - as according to most nutritional sources I've studied, corn's one of the worst(but still commonly fed in some parts) grains for horses. I never said oats specifically were so terrible anyway(as far as grain goes, I don't think they're bad), only starchy feed, of which ALL grains are high. Anyway, I personally like to get my nutritional info from a knowledgeable equine nutritionist - independent of feed co's - and that's where I'd suggest anyone goes who wants facts on feeds.

Donatel, if you're wanting to make something that appeals to your human horsey friends, you could try a grain free 'ration balancer' or such, mushed up with grated carrot & then cut into shapes & redried in a slow oven??
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I took the recipe warebear posted and modified it to the following:

2 tbsp water
1/2 c molasses
4 tbsp peanut butter
2 c unflavored oatmeal

I baked as the instructions said, adding the water in after everything was mixed, so its more 'as needed' depending on how mushy and pliable you want the mix to be. I used natural peanut butter so there was no chemical additives or anything, and since my TB likes peanut butter......I also used more apple than carrot, that's up to the horse you're making it for as well.

Not only did he like them, one of his girlfriends liked them, and I even sampled a part of one and thought it was just a tad too bitter...but still good. For an IR horse, you could probably use pure maple syrup (read the label to make sure there is no molasses) as a sub for the molasses.
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post #16 of 22 Old 07-12-2011, 11:11 AM
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I only give oats to my lazy horse. I give my horse celery they seem to like it.
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I'm constantly irritating my husband when the guy who keeps his horses at our place gives sweet feed or cracked corn and I say no don't give it to ours. My mamow always said don't give corn to horses, she had a lot of old wives tales and most worked so I stick with it. My husband has his own thing too don't give horses sugar, its bad for teeth.
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post #18 of 22 Old 07-15-2011, 02:53 AM
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I think I'm going to try these recipes! Thanks!

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I baked my own. I used the complete feed I use (Full of oilseeds, protein meals, oils etc. - No grain, and only a small amount of molasses). I added oil, Chia seed soaked to make a gummy mess to bind it, some apple cider vinegar, salt, honey, and some soaked hay cubes that I also feed.

I mixed it all together, pressed it into a tray, baked it, then cut it into squares. It was kind of mushy, but held together, and they LOVED it, plus it was giving them a bit of nutrition on the days they weren't getting fed.

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Alli is a real sucker for anything mint so she's happy to have naf minty treats anytime and real mints when she's been extra good XD
I read somewhere (O.o) on the internetthat anything that comes from a tree really isnt that good for horses because they have a high sugar content. So apples in moderation and carrots for all at the yard hehe


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