A Horse-Approved Homemade Treat

David Sanderson Equipment, Food, Preparation & Health

plErica Larson, a news editor and proud horse owner, came up with this horse treat recipe and we decided it was worth sharing with all of you!


It was featured in The Horse‘s February 2012 article, Healthy Horse Treats, which provides insight on what to consider when feeding your horses snacks. Since Erica’s horse Dorado loves grapes and raisins, she added raisins to her horse treats.

What You’ll Need:

1 cup flour
3/4 cup beer
2 cups molasses
1 pound grain
1/2 cup raisins

What To Do:

Mix the flour, beer, and molasses thoroughly. Add grain to mixture slowly and mix well. Finally, mix in raisins.
Pour this mixture into an oiled 12-by-15-inch pan, and place in a 250°F oven.
When the mixture starts to firm up (about 25 minutes), remove the pan and cut the contents into bite-sized pieces. Then, return the pan to the over and bake until the treats are mostly dry and fairly firm (roughly 40 minutes).
After removing the pan from the oven, let it cool before removing the treats.
Place the treats on cooling racks overnight.


The Verdict:

Erica says Dorado loved these treats and wouldn’t stop trying to find more in her pockets after he tried the first treat. Three of his barnmates—Smokey, Satin, and picky-eater Lace—also approved.