Thanksgiving isn’t just for people.
Horses and other animals enjoy participating in the festivities, especially when it comes to receiving a few treats. Many horse owners feed their horses a treat or two while training, but horses enjoy a treat now and then as a reminder of the ties that bind while spending a few enjoyable moments simply hanging out.
- Small pieces of pumpkin or an entire pumpkin,
- Pitted dates or raisins,
- Sunflower seeds, shelled or unshelled,
- Sugar cubes
- Seasonal treats made with pumpkin, molasses, or other tasty ingredients.
- Anything from the cabbage/broccoli family
Some treats can create a choking hazard so make sure pieces are small enough not to get stuck in the horse’s throat and when it comes to hard treats such as peppermints or sugar cubes feed only a few to prevent the horse from gulping them down in a lump.
Oatmeal Pumpkin Crunchies
1 cup dry oatmeal
1 cup flour
1 cut chopped pumpkin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1⁄4 cup molasses
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Mix the oatmeal, salt flour and sugar in a bowl.
3. Stir in the chopped pumpkin.
4. Stir in the vegetable oil and the molasses.
7. Form into small balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.
8. Put in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Happy Thanksgiving to All!