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Old 12-22-2006, 10:12 AM   #1
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Ideas! I need them for a christmas horsey snack!

I always like to do something special for my horses for christmas. Since I was in the accident I didn't get to pick up any bran for warm mash so here I am looking for some good ideas. I know I can get them here. Does anyone make anyhting? Horse cookies ect? I need lots of idea's so start posting .... now!
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:28 AM   #2
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Here's a page I found with tons of recipes on it.

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Old 12-22-2006, 10:31 AM   #3
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I like to spoil my horses by making a bran/beet pulp mash with hot apple juice and water with molasses and carrots and then we make them cookies. To make the cookies, we add in a huge bucket: sweet feed, oats, bran, flower and lots of molasses and a little water. Then once you have the mixture to a nice texture you start rolling them into mouth bite balls, let them sit for a day and they are good to serve! One of my horses, Splash, she loves candy canes.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:00 AM   #4
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We make horse cookies.
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sweet feed
1 cup molasses
1 cup grated carrots>2
1 cup grated apples>3
Mix well, roll simi thick,cut with cookie cutter.>we use christmas cutters
Sprinkle colored surgar crystals on top,an bake,about 20 min.
Merry Christmas to all the horses

Ps cool for an hr. 2 hrs before storeing in bag.
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:34 PM   #5
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I always make my horses cookies for Christmas (doing it tonight actually ) and usually just take a big bowl of sweet feed mix in some molasses, karo syrup and a bit of vegetable oil and roll into small balls. You kind of have to alter the amount of ingreds until the mix isn't too liquidy. I don't ever measure so I can't give exact amounts...bake for 10 mins to firm them up and let them cool. My horses love these and they are very easy to make. Happy baking and Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:05 PM   #6
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Annie posted this last year, and I had copied it for myself...

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I received this in an email from a friend and thought you all might be interested. Let us know if you try any of them out!

Holiday Treats for Horses

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Notes about bran:

1) Mashes can be fed about once a week. Do not save uneaten mash. It can ferment and make a horse sick. Always wash out the feed bucket after meal is over.

2) Bran needs to be fresh. It should sift cleanly out of your hand. If the bran flakes hold together with a cobweb-like dust, the bran should be discarded.

3) Bran should always be fed either cool or slightly warm, NEVER HOT!!!

4) Double check with your vet if your horse is on a special diet, and you wish to add treats.

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Peppermint-Stick Bran Mash
1 cup crushed candy canes (reserve a little for the garnish)
3-5 cups bran
1 Tablespoon salt
1 diced carrot
1 sliced apple
1/2 cup molasses
2 cups sweet feed

Dissolve crushed candy in 2-3 cups boiling water. After cooling water back down to warm, mix all other ingredients except sweet feed in the feed bucket. Add more warm water to make it soupy (rather than crumbly). Cover with a towel and let stand until cool. Right before serving, spread a thin layer of sweet feed over the top. Sprinkle crushed candy cane to garnish.

Steamed Apple Pudding
4 cups bran
2 apples, quartered

In a large pot, combine all ingredients with enough water to make a soupy mash. Simmer on low-medium heat until the apples are mushy. Remove from stove. Cover and let cool. Serve warm. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.

Cooked Apple and Carrot Pie
Corn oil
4 apples
4 diced carrots

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray pie pan with cooking spray. Pour enough corn oil in the bottom of the pie pan to cover it. Spread 1/4 cup sugar over entire bottom. Slice apples horizontally in pieces about 1/2 inch thick. Lay them with carrots over the sugar. Pour a little more corn oil over pie, then sprinkle another 1/4 cup sugar evenly over the entire top. Lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake until warm and serve when cool.

Frosty Apples
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 apple, halved
2 green grapes
Red and Green sprinkles

Mix confectioner's sugar and molasses together to make a thick paste. Spread it thickly on halved apple pieces. Top with green grapes and add sprinkles.

New Year's Eve "Horsey Champagne"
(One serving)
1/2 cup ginger ale
1/2 cup warm water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 sprig parsley, chopped
1 apple, quartered

Mix first 3 ingredients together in feed bucket. Top with parsley and sliced apple. Celebrate the moment with your best friends!
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