But an optimistic start to the day! KMT is at Woodside and they were running the Hunter Derby at 8am Friday. I thought the early start was quite refreshing and swung by before work just in time to see Kelly and Denny ride to tenth place and Rouie win her 1.10 jumpers!
I had planned to pick up new treats while I was there but after looking at the price tags and considering the budget (self imposed & rather ambiguous) I decided I would try my hand at making my own!
I did stop by the barn to graze Ellie at the end of the day- we've still got a single patch of green grass right behind the wash racks- and made sure she was comfortable enough and hydrated.
Then on to Farmer Joes to pick up the ingredients for my cookies! My coworker, Keir, is a fabulous vegan baker in SoCal so I borrowed her recipe and gave her a quick buzz so she could give this non-baker the 411.
To my delight Farmer Joes had most of the dry goods in bulk bins so I wasn't buying 10lb bags of oats and flour! I found everything but the peppermint.
• 1 ¾ cup Applesauce
• ½ cup Molasses
• ¾ cup Brown Sugar
• 1 ¼ cup Whole Wheat Flour
• 1 ¼ cup Wheat Bran
• 2 cups Old Fashion Oats
• 1 cup Chopped Apple (approx. 1 large apple)
• 1 cup Grated Carrots (approx. 2 large carrots)
• ½ cup Crushed Candy Canes (approx. 4 regular sized candy canes)
Mix all of the above and bake at 350° for approx. 20 minutes
Despite some initial trepidation the cookies came out just fine (Paul and I taste tested) and were packed along with some Sugar Cubes and ready to head to the barn for Saturday! I chopped the carrots (no grater) and should have probably baked these for 5-10 more minutes to get a crunch. I am going to make them again for sure- a great alternative to store bought versions!
If your horse gets treats- what is their favorite?
|Kelly in her tails!|
|I heart Bulk Bins!|