How to Make a Horse's Cookie Treat

Making a horse's cookie treat may seem to be hard, but it's a very simple recipe that is easy to make and for children can be great fun. This article will tell you how.


  • 2 cups dry oatmeal
  • 3/4 cup grain
  • 3 cups bran
  • 1 cup molasses


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    Mix oats, grain and bran together in a bucket.
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    Drizzle in molasses while mixing with your hands until combined.
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    Cut into fun shapes such as horse or horseshoe shapes and place them on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper.
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    Bake at 375ºF / 190ºC for 8 minutes.
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  • Buy fun shaped cookie cutters such as horse shapes, horseshoe shapes and Christmas tree and angel shapes for Christmas.
  • You can use flavored oatmeal like maple syrup and brown sugar or apples and cinnamon.
  • 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.
  • Don't have molasses? Mix two teaspoons of sugar for every five teaspoons of pancake syrup and stir.
  • In some recipes you can use oatmeal in place of bran.
  • If the mix seems too runny, use a muffin tin or make a single large biscuit and cut it into smaller portions while it is still warm and soft.


  • 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.
  • Remember to use caution when trying any new recipe.
  • 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.
  • 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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