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    10-23-2012, 09:55 PM
Treats...okay to give?

So my brother has a recipe blog about treats that you can share with your pets (he personally makes sure every ingredient won't harm dogs, at least, since our Fenris is allergic to a lot of stuff). He was wondering if I would be able to bring one of his new recipes to the farm to see how my horse likes them. I don't know too much about what horses can and can't consume, so I figured I'd post the ingredients here so people who know more can say yes or no to horse-healthy treats...

If there's something in here that can be substituted with something that a horse can ingest safely, please let me know. If it's a complete failure for a horse treat recipe (at least it works for people and dogs...they're DELISH), let me know that too...

1 cup Quick Cooking Oats
1 cup Flour
teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
teaspoons Baking Soda
1 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
cup Almond Milk or Skim Milk
cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
3 tablespoons Apple Butter
1 Egg White
teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Cinnamon Oat Topping:
cup Quick Cooking Oats
1 tablespoon Packed Light Brown Sugar
teaspoon Cinnamon
1 tablespoon Apple Butter
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    10-23-2012, 10:08 PM
There are books and recipes specifically for horses out there - I'd stick with those.
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    10-23-2012, 10:17 PM
Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
There are books and recipes specifically for horses out there - I'd stick with those.
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Yeah figured XD
At least I was able to share something delicious.

And my brother missed Reno's birthay...and I wanted to make him some horse-safe cake. Next year XD
    10-23-2012, 11:49 PM
Why wait? He won't know it's not his birthday and he will still love it! It could be a halloween cake or thanksgiving cake or some other holiday too if you want to do it on a holiday
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    10-24-2012, 05:11 PM
I meant he'll get a birthday treat next year. I kind of felt bad (pfff like he actually understands what I'm saying -sarcasm-) because I promised him we'd have a little party and nobody except me even went to the farm that day.

I'll find other safe stuff for my brother to make so Reno can be a guinea pig XD...and just a pig.
    10-24-2012, 05:28 PM
I don't think milk is good for them and I think I would be reserved about feeding baking soda and powder, but the rest seems legit.

Then again, like humans and dogs, horses can tollerate small amounts of harmful foods. Lots of trees and plants are poisinous to horses but they can eat a few leaves without keeling over (thank the lord!). My old dog was a rescue, lived to 17 and had a very varied diet including no-nos like grapes and chocolate. Obviously we (myself and my parents) werent feeding these in huge amounts, but my point is animals are pretty good at not dropping dead because they ate a small amount of something that's technically a toxin.

I do know people who have simply mixed up some oats, syrup and a bit of flour (i think) to make simple flapjack style things to share with the ponies. Keeping it simple can be just as tasty!!

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