Gourmet Horse Treat Recipes: How to Make Natural Homemade Treats!

Horse Treat Recipes

Every SaddleBox monthly box includes special gourmet horse treats for our subscribers. (A different, new recipe every month.) We add lots of love to each homemade recipe, and we know your horses will go crazy for them! Our treats are healthy, natural delights that will spoil your horse.

If you want to know how to make the DIY horse treats we include in your SaddleBox, check out the recipes below. Every type of treats that you find in SaddleBox can be made right in your own kitchen, and we update this page monthly with baking instructions for each new recipe!

Featured Recipe: Apple Oat Horse Cakes

Horse Apple Oat Cake Treats

Horse Treat Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cup crushed fruit loops cereal
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon applesauce
  • 1/4 cup white or whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar

How to Make Horse Treats:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a mixer to thoroughly combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Shape the dough into little cakes and place them on a non-stick cookie sheet, then press a fruit loop into the center of each one.
  3. Bake for 14 minutes.
  4. Let cool for at least an hour before feeding to your horse. Refrigerate for long-term storage. (Makes about 20 treats.)

Bridle Bites Horse Cookies

These yummy little horse cookies are easy to bake, healthy, and have a long shelf life! They're especially good for horses who love the taste of molasses.

Ingredients: flour, molasses, cinnamon, cookie icing

See the full recipe >>


Mustang Muffins

Yummy gourmet muffins that your horse will go crazy for! If your horse has a nut allergy, you can replace the peanut butter with more molasses. Made with all natural ingredients.

Ingredients: sweet feed, molasses, peanut butter, whole wheat flour

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Canter Cones

Horses love these delicious homemade "ice cream cones"! Canter Cones are a decadent, crunchy gourmet horse treat for very special occasions.

Ingredients: apple sauce, sweet feed, cinnamon, molasses, flour, sugar cones, peppermints

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Sweet Alfalfa Horse Scones

These amazing muffin-sized horse scones can be made with your favorite store-bought pancake mix! Not even a horse can eat one in a single bite.

Ingredients: Alfalfa pellets, pancake mix, corn syrup, sugar

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No Bake Rice Krispies Horse Treats

These no-bake horse treats are yummy delights that you can make on the stove in minutes! It's an equine take on the popular Rice Krispies treats that we all loved eating so much as kids.

Ingredients: Sweet Horse Feed, Rice Krispies, Mini Marshmallows, Butter

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"Horse Snaps" Molasses Horse Cookies

A crunchy, sweet delight! These molasses ginger snap cookies are the perfect little treats for your horses.

Ingredients: Molasses, cinnamon, ginger, flour, baking soda, sugar, shortening

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Sweet Honey Horse Brittle

Your horses will love the crunchy texture and great, sweet flavor of this brittle! The seeds, nuts and honey combine for a special treat.

Ingredients: Honey, sugar, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, almonds, cashews

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Horse Treats Ingredients

Can I Make My Own Horse Treat Recipes?

Sure you can! As long as you use foods that are safe for horses to eat, you can experiment with all kinds of different, unique recipes for horse treats. Just mix and match some of the ingredients we list below, and test them on your horses to see how they like them!

Remember: a lot of these ingredients tend to burn quickly, so NEVER leave them in the oven unattended. We bake most of our horse treats at a temperature between 300 and 325 degrees, for between nine and twelve minutes. ("No bake" treats are even better!)

If you're a kid, please DON'T EVER try to use mixing equipment, ovens or other cooking tools without your parents' permission and supervision! It's better to get your mom or dad's help.

(Note: horses can have allergies, just like people can. It isn't likely, but it may be possible that your horse could be allergic to some of the foods listed below and get sick by eating them. If you're feeding your horse a new food, always test very small amounts on them to make sure they don't have a bad reaction. DO NOT use chocolate products in horse treats.)

Treat ingredients that are usually safe for horses to eat

  • Flour (White and Whole Wheat)
  • Molasses
  • Cinnamon (in SMALL amounts)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Eggs
  • Applesauce
  • Oatmeal (rolled oats, steel cut oats, Irish oats, quick oats)
  • Honey
  • Sugar, brown sugar & powdered sugar
  • Peppermint and most hard candies (NOT chocolate)
  • Soft peppermint puffs (these don't melt in the oven, like hard peppermint)
  • Food coloring
  • Raisins
  • Grated apples and carrots
  • Bran
  • Banannas
  • Dried fruit
  • Pumpkin
  • Cereal (like Fruit Loops, Rice Krispies, Cheerios)
  • Cookie Icing, Frosting & Sprinkles
  • Salt
  • Corn oil and corn syrup
  • Beer (yes, beer! If you cook the treats, it removes the alcohol.)
  • Pretzels
  • Graham Crackers
  • Ginger snaps and gingerbread
  • Ice cream cones (sugar cones and cake cones)
  • Pancakes and waffles
  • Butterscotch
  • Marshmallow
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chia seeds