How to Make a Horse's Christmas Mash

Don't know what treat you can feed a horse during Christmas? This article will teach you a treat you can feed him/her for that special Christmas tinge.


  • 1 lb bran
  • 1/2 cup sweet feed
  • 4 packets of Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal
  • 4 packets of Apple and Cinnamon Oatmeal
  • 1/3 can of regular oatmeal (or about 4 packets)
  • 3 cups Kellogg's Cracklin' Oat Bran Cereal
  • 1 apple
  • 3 carrots
  • 4 oz molasses
  • Hot water


  1. 1
    Mix the dry ingredients in feed bucket or a bowl. The dry ingredients should include the bran, sweet feed, all oatmeal types, oat bran cereal, apple and carrots.
  2. 2
    Pour some hot water into the bowl to cover the dry ingredients.
  3. 3
    Let the mixture set in for twelve hours. When it sets, it'll dry and harden up by itself.
  4. 4
    Season the recipe. Pour in the molasses.
  5. 5
    Stir the recipe. It'll be a little hard to stir at first, but you'll horse will love it in the end.


  • Use apple juice instead of Water
  • You can use flavored oatmeal like maple syrup and brown sugar or apples and cinnamon.
  • Don't have molasses? Mix two teaspoons of sugar for every five teaspoons of pancake syrup and stir.
  • If it says to put it on cookie sheets but it seems too runny go ahead and put it in muffin tin.
  • When you sell a horse give a bag of different treats with the horse's paper work and a list of his skills (western, jumping, bathing, clipping, etc) and his likes and dislikes. This gives the new owner some back ground information and some treats to get them started.
  • For the holidays give your horse owning friends paper bags of horse treats. Paint or stamp the outside of the bag with horsey themes and the names of their horses. Then tie the bag shut with fancy ribbon. If the treats are sticky or need to be in airtight containers place them first in plastic bags and then into the paper bag.
  • In some recipes you can use oatmeal in place of bran.


  • If your horse has any special needs or health problems make sure that you talk to your vet before giving them anything. Sometimes horses will react to things that could make their health problems worse.
  • Remember to use caution when trying any new recipe.
  • If your horse doesn't eat your special treat, don't worry, try a different recipe. If you suspect it is something more serious, call your vet.
  • Make sure that your special treats are cool before you give them to your horse, you don't want to burn his mouth!

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